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Mokie and Bik Go to Sea

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
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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Apr 07, 2013 Martyn rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 21, 2008 Betsy rated it really liked it
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
Sep 28, 2012 Heather rated it liked it
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
May 15, 2013 Carissa rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 21, 2010 Erin Reilly-Sanders rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, juvenile, humor
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
Jun 27, 2015 R rated it it was amazing
LOVE IT! It has a very Roald Dahl feel with wonderful illustrations on most pages. We didn't want it to end! Lots of good seafaring words to learn and words that aren't really words but fun to read and say! Now we need to read the other one she has written!
Jul 21, 2012 Contessa rated it it was ok
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.
Beth Vredenburg
Sep 13, 2016 Beth Vredenburg rated it really liked it
Poetic use of language is refreshing in this book- a little like the salty sea air on the deck of the Bullfrog, the family boat. Great book for someone looking beyond easy readers and very early chapter books. Love the illustrations by Jonathan Bean!
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.
Oct 06, 2016 Danette rated it liked it
Shelves: lunchtime-books
Read with my children at lunch time.
May 01, 2015 Rosemary rated it really liked it
Lots of fun but I found the language just a bit too crazy.
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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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