Mokie & Bik Go to Sea (Hardcover)

By Wendy Orr, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805081749, 75pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2010



Mokie and Bik live on a boat called "Bullfrog." Now that their father has come home from the illy-ally-o, the twins are ready to take "Bullfrog" out to sea. First, though, they need to shipshape

Soon Mokie and Bik are saving a runaway boat, making friends with a scaredy-seal, and keeping track of a Waggles with A Lot to Learn. Life with the twins is always a rollicky frolicking adventure.

About the Author

WENDY ORR has written more than twenty children's books, including Nim's Island. She lives on a dairy farm in Australia with her family. JONATHAN BEAN has a master's degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has illustrated several books for young readers, including Mokie and Bik. He lives in New York City.

Praise For Mokie & Bik Go to Sea

“The high-energy twins introduced in Mokie & Bik (2007) enjoy more misadventures as they continue “monkeying up ladders and down ropes” and “soggy sock skat[ing] down the slippery wet deck” of their floating home, the Bullfrog. …As before, Orr’s freewheeling language and Bean’s many, equally lively ink drawings combine to charge each moment of this rollicking nautical slice of life with a special magic.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Studded with invented, twin-speak words and lyrical, rhyming phrases…fans of the first book will enjoy the imagery and wordplay.  Bean’s high-spirited illustrations add to the fun.”—Booklist

“Written in a whimsical style that borders on poetry, this second book about seafaring twins tells of preparations for the Bullfrog to go to sea. …Frequent black-and-white illustrations add to the zaniness of the fast-paced story. The book packs so much energy that readers will be panting when they finish.”—School Library Journal