Submitted by Ms. Sue!
Splatypus by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic. Platypus lives on the bay. He is feeling lonely and he wants to play. He tries different things. Can he jump like a kangaroo? Skipping hopping, dipping, dropping. Oh no! Splatypus! “This is not for me. Wait and see and I will find a place for me.” Dingo’s chase, possums bound. So he hobbles, bobbles, wiggles, and wobbles. Oh no! Splatypus! “Not again,” he says with a with a sigh. “I’ll have to go somewhere else and try.” Fruit Flies fly, Bats fly high. Flapping, flipping, plopping, double. Uh-oh! Splatypus! Nothing is easy and he is getting discouraged. “I am through trying!” But the next day Platypus spies some swans swimming by. Then some penguins say a soggy hi. Platypus decides on one last try. Feeling shy. But to the water, teeter totter, jump on in with a splitter-splotter. Ker-sploosh, ker-splash, Splatypus! Diving, dipping, sliding, slipping, wait a minute, Splatypus is swimming! It’s the perfect place for Splatypus. See this book listed in our catalog