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Title:
Wiggle, waggle
Author:
London, Jonathan, 1947-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt Brace, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Describes how various animals walk, from the wiggle waggle of a duck to the boing, boing, boing of a kangaroo.
General Note:
"Silver whistle"
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 380 Lexile.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780152019402
Format :
Book

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Summary

Clippity-clop, wiggle waggle, Boing! Boing! Boing! Flop! Flop! Flop! Fish swim in the water and birds fly in the air, and some animals walk on the ground, just like you. Jonathan London and Michael Rex invite you to hop, flop, and wiggle in an animal parade that will make you want to jump out of your seat and bounce along, too!


Author Notes

Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s, he was reading his poems in San Francisco jazz clubs, and those experiences found their way into his witty children's book Hip Cat, which has been featured on the PBS children's television show Reading Rainbow.

After writing down the tale The Owl Who Became the Moon in 1989, London began to wonder if other people might want to read it. He picked up his kids' copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and saw that the book was published by Dutton, so he casually decided to send his story to them. Surprisingly enough, they wanted to publish him. Working with different illustrators, and occasionally with co-authors, London has produced literally dozens of books. Most have appeared under his name, but some have come out under a pseudonym, which still remains a secret.He has published over forty books and has earned recognitions from organizations like the National Science Teachers Association.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-4. There is no story here but plenty of action, and in the right situation (for instance, a preschool story time), there's the potential for lots of fun. Each two-page spread features an animal--duck, horse, elephant, camel, to name a few--and the question, how does the particular animal walk? Then, in large letters, is the answer. Flop, flop for the frog, bumble roll, bumble roll for the bear, and so forth. The book finishes with a flourish: a roundup of all the animals on the last couple of pages. The colored-pencil depictions of the animals, done with computer software, take up most of the spreads, just the right size for a group to focus on. Little ones will have fun waddling, clippety-clopping, and wiggle-waggling through this one. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

Three books by Jonathan London, illus. by Michael Rex, commemorating everyday actions, cater to the littlest hands. Wiggle Waggle makes music out of the simplest animal actions. "How does a duck walk? Wiggle waggle, wiggle, waggle." The question repeats throughout, each time substituting a different creature. Snuggle Wuggle asks how animals hug; Crunch Munch is an homage to eating. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1The question-and-answer structure of this text (How does a pig walk? Snuffle root, snuffle root.) and the large illustrations make Wiggle Waggle ideal for use with very young children and for beginning readers. The flat pictures done in colored pencils make the book easy to use with storytime groupseven when children are scattered across the roomand theyre sure to enjoy imitating the Flop! Flop! Flop! of the frog, the Bumble Roll, Bumble Roll of the bear, and more. The layout includes some variation of font size and style to mirror the animals gait. An action-packed winner for toddler and preschool storytimes.Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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