Hey Diddle Diddle
“Hey Diddle Diddle” is a whimsical journey along a riparian food web through the songs and antics of eight interconnected species. From a shiny green beetle “tappin’ his feet and singin’ a song” to a smug bobcat that feels like the “queen” of the jungle, readers will observe several colorful characters moving through three food chains in a familiar North American habitat.

Written by Pam Kapchinske
Illustrated by Sherry Rogers

32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 3-8, Grades PK-3
Lexile: AD 820, AR: 3.0, RC: 3.4, F&P: M
Hardcover 9781607181309 $16.95  
Paperback 9781607181408 $8.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628554137 $9.95  
EBook 9781607183099 $6.95  
Spanish EBook 9781628551389 $6.95  
Keywords:   food chain, food web, animal classification, riparian habitat, rhyme and rhythm, life science, predator or prey, adaptations
Animals in the book:   beetle, snake, hawk, frog, bass, lizard, caterpillar, bobcat
Vetters:   Thanks to Loran Wlodarski, Science Writer, for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.

"The [beat is] rollicking and will likely have readers and listeners alike tapping their toes. Extensive backmatter includes more information and questions that will deepen children’s understanding of food chains and animal classification and adaptations. In a niche that includes elegant, realistic and natural offerings, this is cute."

"This book quite possibly has one of the catchiest rhythmic "jingles" I've ever read. It's a delightful read that's sure to be enjoyable and educational."
-Heck of a Bunch

"From the frog who hops into the river to feed the fish, all the way up to the snake slithering through the garden where the bobcat awaits, each and every page offers information on animals and their natural habitats - AND in a way that is easy to understand. The illustrations are absolutely fabulous, as readers watch nature go about its business of survival, and the activities within the book are truly a whole lot of fun!"
-Feathered Quill Book Reviews

Author/Illustrator Info:

Pam Kapchinske is a freelance writer and editor of educational materials. She creates K-12 web-based assessments for Scantron Corporation and has written science content for Discovery Education. Her children’s poetry has been published in Ladybug magazine. Pam holds a B.S. in Biology and taught science in the Peace Corps in Zimbabwe. She lives with her husband and two boys in San Diego. Hey Diddle Diddle is her debut picture book.

Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before “leaving it all behind” for the freelance world of illustrating children’s books. Through illustrating The First Fire, Sherry remembers her own ancestor, Na Ni, a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry’s other Arbordale titles include The Penguin Lady, Ten for Me, Hey Diddle Diddle, Newton and Me, Moose and Magpie, Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet, and The Deductive Detective; as well as her award-winning titles: Sort It Out!, Kersplatypus, Burro’s Tortillas, and If You Were a Parrot. Sherry lives in Northern California with her family and their pets. Visit her website at sherry-rogers.com.


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