Spike and Ike Take a Hike by S.D. Schindler

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

Even if readers or listeners have never before encountered a “blue-footed booby baby bird,” they won’t forget this one. Here’s hoping the happy pair have more adventures to come.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

When Spike and Ike take a hike, they meet lots of sassy creatures along the way, including an itty bitty kitty. But wait . . . this itty bitty pretty kitty turns out to be an itty bitty pretty spitty kitty! Other funny encounters include frogs in a soggy bog and a giraffe calf that makes them laugh.

S. D. Schindler’s simple, descriptive wordplay builds one lively scene after another, and might just inspire children to make up cumulative stories of their own. His detailed illustrations add to the fun and feature a cast of unusual animals—including Spike the hedgehog and Ike the coatimundi.
 

About S.D. Schindler

See more books from this Author
S. D. Schindler has illustrated a wide range of picture books, including Hornbooks and Inkwells and Gold Fever (both by Verla Kay), The Unforgettable Season (by Phil Bildner), The Snow Globe Family (by Jane O'Connor) and Louder, Lili (by Gennifer Choldenko). He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Published April 18, 2013 by Nancy Paulsen Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Spike and Ike Take a Hike
All: 2 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 0

Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 29 2013

Schindler's...pastel-hued, finely detailed landscape allows the two amblers and the animals they meet to stay the central focus of an understated story that will help beginning readers both expand their vocabularies and draw connections between words.

Read Full Review of Spike and Ike Take a Hike | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly

Kirkus

Good
on Feb 06 2013

Even if readers or listeners have never before encountered a “blue-footed booby baby bird,” they won’t forget this one. Here’s hoping the happy pair have more adventures to come.

Read Full Review of Spike and Ike Take a Hike | See more reviews from Kirkus

Rate this book!

Add Review