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Praise for Around the World on Eighty Legs

“Cleverly presents creatures from all across the globe in witty, rhythmic, and well-crafted verse.”–Publishers Weekly

“Gibson uses a variety of poetic forms, many of the poems bouncing along in a way that will make readers want to read them aloud just for the joy of it.”–The Horn Book Magazine

About the Author

Amy Gibson lives in Northern California with her husband, three children, and the cat. Split! Splat! is her second picture book with Scholastic Press. Her first was Around the World on Eighty Legs. Visit her online at www.amygibson.com.

Steve Bjorkman is the celebrated illustrator of numerous books for children, including Jeff Foxworthy's New York Times bestsellering picture books DIRT ON MY SHIRT and SILLY STREET, as well as EMIILY'S EVERYDAY MANNERS by Cindy Post Senning and Peggy Post, and Jay McGraw's LIFE STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH BULLIES. He lives with his wife in California. SPLIT! SPLAT! is his first book with Scholastic Press.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439587530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439587532
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.2 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,154,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Armed with an English degree from Stanford and a Masters in Education, Amy stepped out into the ultimate adventure - becoming a teacher. She framed her second-grade year as a trip around the world, exploring animals and cultures along the way. She's passionate about making language and learning irresistible fun. Her books include Around the World on Eighty Legs, Split! Splat!, Catching Kisses and By Day, by Night. Amy's books celebrate the wonder of the natural world, the power of love, and the joy of words that sing.



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I love this book! It's an absolutely charming romp through a rainy day... from rain hitting the window pane to jumping in puddles and making mud pies (and yes, washing up afterwards.) The illustrations are gorgeous and the story reads like a joyful poem. So much fun, it makes me wish it would rain soon! This book is a keeper.

"I sing a little mud song,
a puddle song,
a muddle song,
a no-shoes, toes-ooze,
slip-slap-and-thud song."
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I just bought Split! Splat! for my four-year-old nephew. I can't wait to read it to him when I visit later this month.

Preschoolers and kindergartners will really like this book, which is filled with onomatopoeic words that mimic the sound of falling rain, of splashing in puddles, and of sloshing in mud. The secret is that I also love it. Now, even hours after I read the book, I still have the sing-song rhythms of this book is going through my head! It's fun to say the words! Pip. Pip. Pip. Pip.
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What could make a rainy day more fun than this?! A rollicking good time will be had by the reader and listener alike!!! Definitely a book little kids will love to hear and say over and over again. Hooray for springtime fun. Hooray for Split! Splat!
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I can't think of any other book that so perfectly conveys the fun to be had on a rainy day. While the illustrations are energetic, colorful and full of joy, it's the rhymes that are the star in this fun offering. They roll off the tongue seamlessly in a way that perfectly evokes a rainy day in all of its splish, splash, splooshing, puddle jumping, drippy, drop, drop drip, mucka mucka chucka wucka, pitter pattering glory. This book is fun to read and fun to listen to.

There aren't many words per page, and those big, expressive characters mark this as a good choice for toddler story times. Pull this book out the next time your little one complains about the rain and watch their eyes light up at the possibilities. A great choice for story time, or any toddler's personal collection.
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This book is a lot of fun. My oldest daughter loved it from the second she saw it and wants it to rain so she can act it out. It is the wonderful playful story of playing in the rain First the sound of rain while inside, then the sound of rain outside, then splashing and playing in the mud, to the sun coming out and a muddy mess in the house. The illustrations are done in a water-color-like style with softer shades but bright colors. The full page illustrations are awesome and the way the words are integrated into the pictures in different ways and with different sizes is also fun. This book became an instant favorite in our home and I am sure it will in yours also.
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By Dena on November 5, 2012
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A delightful rainy day read! Like Denise Fleming's books, Amy Gibson's writing is simple, rhyming prose that expresses the experience of a rainy day. It is less of a story per se, and more of a feeling. The use of alliteration combined with sound words make for a fun and entertaining book.

The illustrations are bright, colorful and fun. They are a perfect match for the writing. I hope to find more books illustrated by Steve Bjorkman. His style is simple, yet very engaging.
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I was recently given this book as a baby shower gift for my soon to be daughter. Let me tell you, this is rainy day fun at its best and I cannot WAIT to read this to my little one. In fact, its less like reading and more like singing a song! (I think I enjoyed it a little TOO much for being 32 years old!). .......Now, where are my rain boots so I can go "Pitter Patter Split Splat" outside with my little puppy!!
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