If they were about 4 years old, it would be cute, but they're independent enough to be nearly twice that age. It would make a lovely read-aloud, it could almost be sung it is so delightful. To read the whole review: Interesting thoughts from Steven Engelfried of the Association for Library Services for Children I like a good story, and appreciate eloquent writing, but the element that I seem to respond to most strongly in books is characterizations. Mokie and Bik is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. They lived in it, on it, all around it -- monkeying up ladders and down ropes, bump thump rumping from the steering drawers to the bouncy bunk. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Henry Holt and Co. I wasn't going to take chances with water safety.
So, if you've emailed me, or posted a comment here that hasn't been accepted, please try again. I am such a sucker for a great kid's book that sounds wonderful when read aloud think Elephant's Child. Their father, to hear them tell it, is a parrot with a pirate who has been out to sea so long they've almost forgotten what he looks like. It almost seems more like a poem than a story at times. What they say can be deciphered eventually, but it takes some doing.
The story closely resembled Pippi Longstocking troublesome children mess about until their adventuring father comes home. I found it by searching for work by one of my favorite illustrators, Jonathan Bean, who has adorned these pages with enchanting, turn-of-the-century, Edward-Ardizzone-esque pen and ink drawings. They lived in it, on it, all around it — monkeying up ladders and down ropes, over the wheelhouse and across the cabin floor. I thought that the picture of Erik on page 33 was very reminiscent of Mr. More a series of vignettes about a pair of twins who live on a houseboat than a cohesive story, I found myself growing very fond of this book and its characters. This one is written for a younger child, and will be fun for the adults who read it to them! We loved the language usage and creativity.
If they were about 4 years old, it would be cute, but they're independent enough to be nearly twice that age. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. My books include: Nim's Island the book that the film was based on , Nim at Sea, Peeling the Onion, Ark in the Park, The Princess and her Panther and Raven's Mountain For a complete list, see my website,www. Wendy Orr's buoyant language and Jonathan Bean's gorgeous, detailed pen-and-ink illustrations blend together in a book that is destined to become a classic. It allowed us to put the book down and return for a new activity for Mokie and Bik. To read the rest of his review: Another lovely review, this one by Warren Truitt of the Donnell Central Children's Room, The New York Public Library. This would make a very nice choice for reading with your own child on your lap, though I can't see using it for a group read.
Instead,I found it to be a bit weird. It's been a long time since I've seen an author take such a wild and wonderful chance with words, phrases, definitions, and pronunciations. This isn't a verse novel. Looking after this combustible duo, therefore, mainly falls to Ruby, their hearty, red-haired nanny, with a bit of help from Laddie, the lumptious sheep dog. They lived in it, on it, all around it—monkeying up ladders and down ropes, over the wheelhouse and across the cabin floor. The twin language was rather cute at first, then became sort of annoying. I had hoped that this book, about two fraternal twins who live on a boat, would be clever cute and fun.
Mokie and Bik is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. They seem like younger versions of a Pippi Longstocking type character. Mokie and Bik lived on a boat called Bullfrog. I am such a sucker for a great kid's book that sounds wonderful when read aloud think Elephant's Child. His own One Night is another favourite on my shelf. Another major passion for Melissa is animal welfare and she volunteers as a foster parent for stray and abandoned animals.
Sure, most people use them to communicate, but think about certain words in the English language: squelch, thimble, gallon. If nothing else, the use of what I guess are Austrailian expressions or maybe just Wendy Orr-isms, would be confusing in the hands of the newest readers. This is a title that concerns itself with the elasticity of language itself. Rambunctious and charming, Mokie and Bik are a pair you won't soon forget. But they live on a boat, and are leading a wholly original lifestyle,so no need to worry about emulation I think:. Overall, the book is in solid shape.
Mokie and Bik are mischievous twins who live on a boat, and they have their own lyrical, made-up language. The rhyme and rhythm of this book is pure poetry. Mokie and Bik, girl and boy twins, live out their days on their mother's boat, scampering about all the live long day. Everything about this book has the feeling of an earlier era--the art, the whole story line and the language remind me of something written by someone like Eleanor Estes or Eleanor Farjeon and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. The black-an Entertaining, but somewhat semantically confusing story about twins who live on a boat in a harbor with their mother and a nanny named Ruby while their father is at sea. I can only imagine how hard for an 8-9 year old.
I feel joyful just watching their laughter at their new words. But I read this aloud to my two daughters ages 7 and 5. From Mokie and Bik: Mokie and Bik lived on a boat called Bullfrog. Whether they're helping Erik the Viking splosh his decks or learning to swim fast as fisk, these two are always overboard or underfoot! Sweet Book Summary: Mokie and Bik are two twins who live on a house boat with their parents and Nanny Ruby. So what does the book sound like? I've been eyeing this book for months, just waiting for a chance read it. I have taught swimming and I know that young children cannot be unsupervised by the water nor can you assume that they will retain swimming knowledge, especially with a big break between seasons. They slip slide slippered in soggy socks on the slippery wet deck, and played cowboy on the rudder, slip dippery riding, splish swish sliding -- splash! The twin language was rather cute at first, then became sort of annoying.
Maybe it would be more successful as a read-aloud, some of the language had a nice sing-song oral qual I had hoped that this book, about two fraternal twins who live on a boat, would be clever cute and fun. I know a certain percentage of you out there cringe in the deepest depths of your soul when you encounter a children's book where the author lets his or her characters intentionally mispronounce something because, to them, it equals automatic funny. This book was difficult to read, even out loud, and uses many either completely made-up words, or perhaps words specific to Australian English author is Australian. I wanted to read this book after finishing it, the second time out loud. And don't let me forget to mention the evocative pen-and-ink illustrations by Jonathan Bean that capture the flavor of the story. They are young, but I would expect that anyone who lives by the ocean in a boat would have swimming lessons from a very, very young age. By that reasoning, sentences should be chock full of silliness because you can bounce words and sounds off each other and make syllables and rhymes roll off your tongue and tickle your eardrums.