Spike & Ike Take a Hike

By S. D. Schindler; S. D. Schindler (Illustrator)
(Nancy Paulsen Books, Hardcover, 9780399244957, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 18, 2013

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When Spike and Ike take a hike, they meet lots of sassy creatures along the way, including an itty bitty kitty. But wait . . . this itty bitty pretty kitty turns out to be an itty bitty pretty spitty kitty! Other funny encounters include frogs in a soggy bog and a giraffe calf that makes them laugh.

S. D. Schindler’s simple, descriptive wordplay builds one lively scene after another, and might just inspire children to make up cumulative stories of their own. His detailed illustrations add to the fun and feature a cast of unusual animals—including Spike the hedgehog and Ike the coatimundi.

About the Author
S. D. Schindler is the popular illustrator of many bestselling picture books, including How Santa Got His Job, Big Pumpkin, the Math Start title Betcha!, and the 2005 Newbery Honor Book Whittington. S. D. Schindler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

S.D. Schindler embraces the inventive spirit every time he illustrates a book - and he has illustrated many! An award-winning and best-selling illustrator, his books have won a Parents' Choice Award for Illustration, a Smithsonian Award for outstanding natural history title, and a Best Book selection by School Library Journal. S.D. lives in Philadelphia.

Praise For Spike & Ike Take a Hike

“Wacky wordplay. . . . The tongue-twisting nature of the read-aloud text adds to the humor. Its rhyme and alliteration may help emerging readers, and the animals are shown clearly in the artist’s deft illustrations. . . . Here’s hoping the happy pair have more adventures to come.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A delight on many levels. The illustrations are filled with humorous details. . . . The cumulative text bursting with rhyme and alliteration is just perfect for beginning readers learning the sounds of language. After enjoying this story, they may even be stimulated to create their own cumulative text for favorite pictures. Don’t miss this neat treat.”
-School Library Journal

“The colorful, textured watercolor, salt, and colored-pencil illustrations softly present a variety of different landscapes and a cast of unusual and adorable animals.”

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