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Mokie and Bik Go to Sea

Mokie and Bik Go to Sea

Wendy Orr; illustrations by Jonathan Bean

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


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 frolicking adventure!

Praise for Mokie and Bik Go to Sea

“The high-energy twins introduced in Mokie & Bik (2007) enjoy more misadventures as they continue "monkeying up ladders and down ropes" and "soggy sock skat[ing] down the slippery wet deck" of their floating home, the Bullfrog. ...As before, Orr's freewheeling language and Bean's many, equally lively ink drawings combine to charge each moment of this rollicking nautical slice of life with a special magic.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Studded with invented, twin-speak words and lyrical, rhyming phrases…fans of the first book will enjoy the imagery and wordplay. Bean's high-spirited illustrations add to the fun.” —Booklist

“Written in a whimsical style that borders on poetry, this second book about seafaring twins tells of preparations for the Bullfrog to go to sea. …Frequent black-and-white illustrations add to the zaniness of the fast-paced story. The book packs so much energy that readers will be panting when they finish.” —School Library Journal

Reviews from Goodreads

Wendy Orr; illustrations by Jonathan Bean

WENDY ORR has written more than twenty children's books, including Nim's Island. She lives on a dairy farm in Australia with her family.

JONATHAN BEAN has a master's degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has illustrated several books for young readers, including Mokie and Bik. He lives in New York City.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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