Spike & Ike Take a Hike (Hardcover)
Nancy Paulsen Books, 9780399244957, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 18, 2013
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.
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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.”
“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.”