With a SQUISH-SQUASH-A-SQUISH And a TROMP-TRIP-A-TROMP, Mouse and Mole trudged Through the mush-mucky swamp . . . One Dark Night is one of those great books about which not much need be said, because its charms are so obvious.
One of the first things many babies learn is the sounds that different animals make: “Doggie says, ‘Ruff, ruff!’ Kitty says, ‘Meow,’” etc. Thus, this story of a little dog who comes out with every sound except the expected one really tickles the toddler sense of humour.
. . . off we go to the park in our slither slish push-a-pat, snap, tah-dah, crack crickle hiss, tug KA-BOOM! ripple shhh, ah-whoosh squiggle of a line. As a little girl walks to the park with her teacher and classmates, all in a row, a squiggle of ribbon on the sidewalk sparks her imagination.