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WHEN THE WIZZY FOOT GOES WALKING... by Roni Schotter

WHEN THE WIZZY FOOT GOES WALKING...

By Roni Schotter (Author) , Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-525-47791-4
Publisher: Dutton

WIZZY FOOT may be just the perfect name to give to the array of both negative and positive behaviors exhibited by rambunctious toddlers. From the moment of waking, the WIZZY FOOT itches to be in action, stalking, stomping, banging, dancing, growling, waking the household and keeping them hopping throughout the day. Schotter’s rollicking rhymes bounce readers right along, leading them from one activity to the next: “Eeny meeny miny moe. / It simply will NOT tiptoe!” Onomatopoeic words abound, making this perfect for read-alouds or library programs in which children can act out the parts. The artwork is truly inspired. Wohnoutka’s exuberant child parades through the text, his actions huge and filling up the brightly colored pages. The facial expressions are spot-on, from the dismay of the parents who are attempting to get some work done, to their obvious joy in playing with their children. This is a loving tribute to the wild WIZZY FOOT in every child, sure to bring a smile to parents’ lips . . . as long as their own is safely tucked into bed. (Picture book. 3-6)