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Mokie and Bik Go to Sea

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Mokie and Bik live on a boat called Bullfrog.Now that their father has come home from the illy-ally-o, the twins are ready to take Bullfrog out to sea. First, though, they need to shipshape!

Soon Mokie and Bik are saving a runaway boat, making friends with a scaredy-seal, and keeping track of a Waggles with A Lot to Learn. Life with the twins is always a rollicky frolickin
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published June 9th 2008)
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I really enjoyed reading the the Mokie and Bik books with Emily. I loved the playful and poetic use of language and the art, and I also really enjoyed the characters. I want to live on the Bullfrog, have clams on the beach and sail the illy-ally-o.
The art was my favorite thing about Mokie & Bik—it was crisp and fleshed out. In this book, the art (some of which you can see on Jonathan Bean's website) is in pencil rather than pen, and it's sketchy, looser. Sometimes this works for me—I love the opening spread, with the looming hulls of ships and the twins' neighbor, Erik, and his fishing boat and his cat—but sometimes it just feels unfinished. Bean does still admirably capture the motion of the twins and their surroundings: landing seab ...more
Wendy Orr is a woman whose star has risen. Consider the evidence. Her book Nim’s Island becomes a big-budget film with Jodie Foster. Her book Mokie and Bik is widely hailed as hailable (widely). And what’s more she manages to wrangle up-and-coming Ezra Jack Keats Award winning illustrator Jonathan Bean into creating the pictures for the latter book. 2008 is now her year of sequels. With Nim at Sea providing fans with a prompt Nim follow-up, she’s also cast her Aussie eyes upon the Mokie and B ...more
I remember when I first saw this book wondering where in the heck it should go in the library. It's got lots of pictures and pretty big typeface, so it appears to be a good fit for our early chapter book collection (where it currently resides) but the language is so... creatively unique and lyrical that i thought it would present a significant challenge to the beginning readers who choose books from that shelf. well, i think I've found this book's true purpose--read-alouds to young listeners! We ...more
Erin Reilly-Sanders
The story itself seemed to be okay with the novel setting of a houseboat and some adventures on the water but I found the humourous calling of things by different names confusing rather than funny. The language seems like it should be very fun- "wibble wabbled" and "rolicked" sniff wiffing the stinky salty brine- but in a setting with a lot of unfamiliar nautical vocabulary, it's difficult to tell what is made up and what is real. It might be better as a read aloud than silent reading, as I thin ...more
Bik and Mokie live on a boat with their parents and have rolicking adventures "overboard" and "underfoot". Invented words (brooped, botormike), alliteration (barnacle bells),repetition (row-row-rowboat) and other stylistic language make this a fun book to read aloud with young children.
I read this with my kids...not my favorite and hard to read aloud because the author changes everyday words to make them silly...however that is why the kids loved it! Short chapters and a good book for a strong young reader.
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I’m an author, but I could never have started writing books if I hadn’t loved reading them first. Reading isn’t just one of my favourite things to do; it’s one of the most important things in my life. I can’t imagine a world in which I couldn’t read, every day. That’s why I always read to my children every day, just as my parents used to read to me. Stories can be exciting, sad, funny, scary or co ...more
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