Wiggle Giggle Tickle Train (Library Binding)

By Nora Hilb, Sharon Jennings (Illustrator)

Annick Press, 9781554512102, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009



A pony inspires a child to ride high on her father's shoulders; a sailboat stirs two others to set off to sea in a cardboard box; and an airplane invites kids to soar like a bird. In 13 stunning spreads, we see how children use the world around them as the inspiration for play. Vibrant photographs are juxtaposed with lively drawings to reveal the child's own inventive interpretation. Short bursts of action-packed, rhythmic poetry encourage pre-schoolers to identify the patterning throughout the text and the sounds associated with each idea. While developing language skills, kids can join in the fun as they create their own imaginative play from what they see around them.

About the Author

Nora Hilb is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children. She lives in Argentina. Sharon Jennings is an experienced language arts editor and picture-book author. Her previous works include "No Monsters Here, The Happily Ever Afternoon" and the award-winning Jeremiah and Mrs. Ming books. She lives in Toronto.