Catherine Rondina

Books

Don’t Touch That Toad: Best Books for Kids & Teens 2011!

I am honoured to have had “Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You” recommended by Best Books for Kids & Teens magazine!

Best Books for Kids & Teens 2011 is your guide to the best Canadian books, magazines, audio and video for children and teens. Whether you’re stocking a bookshelf in a classroom, library or at home, every title in this guide has been given the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s stamp of approval.

Hackmatack Award Nomination for Don’t Touch That Toad!

I’m thrilled to announce that my latest book, Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You, has been nominated for the 2011-2012 Hackmatack Award! This award is the Atlantic region’s reader’s choice award.

The Hackmatack Award was established with young readers in mind, to promote literacy and advanced reading in Atlantic Canada. Each year thousands of grade 4-6 students from across the Maritime provinces read a selection of nominated titles, and vote for the one they like the best. What a honour!

Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You

Don't Touch That ToadWith entertaining, kid-friendly insights on every page accompanied by wacky illustrations, Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You examines the truth and/or falsity behind parental do’s and don’ts.  When explanations aren’t so cut-and-dried, kids are encourages to decide for themselves.

Here’s a chance to know once and for all if lightning can strike the same place twice, if eating fried foods can cause acne, if an elephant never forgets, plus many more.

Written by Catherine Rondina and Illustrated by Kevin Sylvester

Curriculum Connections

Language Arts

  • Genre, Literature, Understanding
    humor

Science & Technology

  • Life Science
    human body




Hardcover 978-1-55453-454-8
Available August 2010
USD $14.95

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