Article Title

Hop Up! Wriggle Over!


Significant Shortcomings, Toddler, family; animals; bedtime

Document Type

Book Review


The picture book Hop Up! Wriggle Over! depicts the day of a large family of assorted Australian animals. They wake up their mother figure, a koala, and eat breakfast and go to the park. Then they are picked up by their father figure, a kangaroo, and go home, eat dinner, and go to bed. The actions throughout the book are depicted through pictures and simple words. Waking up is summarized as “Hop up! Wriggle over! Wakey, wakey. Hungry!” The entire book consists of this style of broken phrases, most without punctuation. The last page includes the names of all the Australian animals depicted.