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A Hippy-Hoppy Toad, Archer,  Peggy
A Hippy-Hoppy Toad
Peggy Archer

Hardback $27.99 - RANDOM HOUSE US
No Heading Text for this Section - Published: 18/Jun/2018 - ISBN: 9780399556760

From the illustrator of the award-winning Sophie's Squash comes a rollicking read-aloud featuring a very tiny toad who gets displaced as animals--and humans--brush past him on the road.

In the middle of a puddle
in the middle of a road
on a teeter-totter twig
sat a teeny-tiny toad.
Snap! went the twig!
Up went the toad!
And he landed on a tree
by the side of the road.

It's hard to be a tiny toad minding your own business on a twig. First a bird pecks at him. . . . Then a bee buzzes. . . . Then a dog barks . . . and so on. And each time the toad is surprised by a buzz or a woof (or the toe of a sneaker!), he hops to a new location farther down the road. With fun sounds, clever rhymes, and an irresistible rhythm, this is the perfect story for sharing one-on-one or in a group. Peggy Archer is the author ofaName that Dog- Puppy Poems from A to Zaand From Dawn to Dreams- Poems for Busy Babies, among other books.aA Hippy-Hoppy Toadawon the 2015 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Work-in-Progress Award. You can follow Peggy Archer on Twitter at @PeggyAArcher and visit her at

Anne Wilsdorf's illustrations foraSophie's Squashawere described as "bursting with color and energy on every page" in a starred review from Booklist. She has illustrated numerous books for children, including Sophie's Squash Go to School, the sequel to Pat Zietlow Miller'saSophie's Squash, as well as Susan McElroy Montanari'saMy Dog's a Chicken, Elizabeth Bluemle's Dogs on the Bed, Eileen Spinelli'saThe Best Story, Sharon Arms Doucet'saAlligator Sue, and Lenore Look's Ruby Lu series.

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