The Twist-A-Roo

Kathleen Doherty, Kristyna Litten

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Book cover for The Twist-A-Roo

The Twist-A-Roo

The Twist-A-Roo

Kathleen Doherty, Kristyna Litten

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A modern spin on "The Ant and the Grasshopper," this warm-spirited, woodland tale celebrates the power of community and coming together to share in times of need.

Winter is fast approaching the forest and everyone is storing food for a long hibernation, except Badger who is determined to find something fun to play with during the cold months ahead. After poking around in people town, Badger finds a Twist-a-Roo. It makes flashy shapes, splashy shapes, and shapes that slide and slip! It's perfect for brightening Badger's den with lots of color. But when the snow starts piling on deeper and deeper, Badger's cupboards go bare! All that razzle dazzle can't fill her belly. Then...knockity-knock. Someone's at the door!

From the creators of The Thingity-Jig, this cozy, cuddle-up tale from Kathy Doherty is lovingly illustrated by Kristyna Litten with enchanting details for little ones to discover.

About the Author

Kathleen Doherty is a Reading Specialist and holds an Ed. S. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She's written standardized test items for Pearson, Inc. Her love of learning has led her to graduate from four different universities. A former teacher of elementary school for over 30 years, Kathleen's work has appeared in numerous magazines. She lives in Indiana. Visit her on the web at

Kristyna Litten studied Illustration at the Edinburg College of Art. Having been raised with illustrative and animated influences from Eastern Europe, Kristyna often references Miroslav Sasek, Zdeněk Miler, and Marc Boutavant in her work. Exercising a sophisticated color palette, she prefers to draw quickly to give an energetic line to her work and is heavily reliant on a good old pencil and a great big cup of tea to keep her going. She lives in a beautiful village in England. Follow her on Instagram @kristynalitten.

Critical Reviews

"This book will inspire discussions among children about who is right; with airtight pacing and a beautiful ending, it's sure to be a story hour favorite."--School Library Journal

"A fun--and kinder--reinvention of an old tale."--Kirkus Reviews

"Whimsical wintry scenes . . . with airtight pacing and a beautiful ending, it's sure to be a story hour favorite."--School Library Journal

"Bright pinks and yellows jump out from moody teal backdrops that evoke the chill of winter."--Foreword Reviews

Publishing Information

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Pub date: 2023-11-07
Length: 32 pages

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