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Lickety-Split

2.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  32 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Hippity-hop on board for a read-aloud adventure that will make heads spin and tongues trip faster than a speeding snowball.

Lickety-Split is a side-splitting smorgasbord of sights and sounds unlike any other book. Tag along as our hero trips the rhyme fantastic and spins a tongue-twisting tall tale for his heroine. He ziggity-zags, clickity-clacks, skippity-skips and zippit
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Kids Can Press
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Ms Threlkeld
Mar 01, 2015 Ms Threlkeld rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Rather than relying on a narrative, this book showcase all sorts of fun action sounds like "clickity-clack" and pairs them with illustrations bursting with energy. Good for teaching students about onomatopoeia, but I can't imagine a lot of kids picking this up and reading it.
Hillary
Sep 08, 2008 Hillary rated it really liked it
Based on this inventive, action-word book and Busy Little Mouse, I plan to check out other books by the Kids Can Press Imprint. This one is another favorite of my little guy, since it encourages his parents to make funny faces and noises. A story told entirely in nonsense action words, it still manages to have narrative structure.
Kelsey
Jun 15, 2012 Kelsey rated it liked it
Shelves: k-2nd
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Liza Gilbert
Sep 18, 2009 Liza Gilbert rated it did not like it
Shelves: picture-books
The illustrations are fun and comic-booky in style, but there is no story here. Plus, it's basically thirty-some pages of ideas for how children can hurt or kill themselves.
Cristina
Apr 03, 2012 Cristina rated it it was ok
Probably not the best for storytime--the illustrations need a bit of focus every time you turn the page so better off with one-on-one reading. Nonsense words + action.
Mrs Bond
Mar 12, 2009 Mrs Bond rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2008, sound
Comic like illustrations show the actions that go with the silly words we sometimes use, like fippity-flop, ziggety-zag, and of course, lickety-split.
Christine Turner
Oct 30, 2010 Christine Turner rated it really liked it
Full of imagination, the hero ziggity-zags, hippity-hops, skippity-skips and zippity-zooms. www.hcpl.net
Amber
Dec 11, 2007 Amber rated it it was ok
Shelves: picturebooks
Kids might enjoy repeating the words (lickety split, oopsy whoopsy). Otherwise, not much substance here.
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