Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
Hippity-hop on board for a read-aloud adventure that will make heads spin and tongues trip faster than a speeding snowball.
Lickety-Split is a side-splitting smorgasbord of sights and sounds unlike any other book. Tag along as our hero trips the rhyme fantastic and spins a tongue-twisting tall tale for his heroine. He ziggity-zags, clickity-clacks, skippity-skips and zippity-zooms from one adventure to the next.
Will he defeat the Viking warrior? Tame the dragon? Knock one out of the park? Will our heroine believe him if he does?
This verbal and visual feast is a celebration of language and imagination that will have kids thumpity-thumping for more.
About the authors
Robert Heidbreder was born in Illinois but now lives in British Columbia. He has enchanted children with his joyful poems and rhymes for more than two decades. A former elementary school teacher (and winner of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence), he believes that children's love of silly and absurd combinations of words makes them natural poets. His books include Eenie Meenie Manitoba, Don't Eat Spiders, I Wished for a Unicorn, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, Python Play, See Saw Saskatchewan, Crocodiles Say, A Sea-Wishing Day, Lickety-Split, Crocodiles Play, Shake-Awakes, Noisy Poems for a Busy Day, Black and Bittern Was Night and Song for a Summer Night.
Duýan Petricic is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children. His books include In the Tree House, The Enormous Potato, Bagels from Benny and Lickety-Split. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
- Short-listed, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre
- Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
No one will ever complain that there's not enough action here ...
Add Petricic to Heidbreder, and it equals enjoyment. The collaboration of these two talented entertainers makes for a fun book.
Lickety-SplitThis rhyming kick-up-your-heels celebration of imagination is an explosion of spectacular sights and sensational sounds. Tag along as our hero moves from one amazing adventure to the next.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.