Toddie and his parents are just your average Maine family taking a trip to New York City. Sure, things are a little different for wicked big Toddie—he can pick up a fire truck and paddle over to the Statue of Liberty.
But when Toddie accidentally gets separated from his parents and ends up lost, he acts just like any other baby would act—he's scared and he wants his Ma! Will Toddie be reunited with his parents?
Kevin Hawkes once again proves his versatility as both a talented artist and a gifted storyteller in this hilarious sequel that is equally easily enjoyed on its own.
About the Author
KEVIN HAWKES is the author and illustrator of The Wicked Big Toddlah and is the illustrator of many well-loved books for young readers including My Little Sister Ate One Hare and My Little Sister Hugged an Ape; And to Think that We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends; The Road to Oz; and Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Toddie the wicked big toddlah is back, and his Ma and Pa are taking him on vacation to New York. Toddie takes in all the sights and sounds of New York, gets separated from his parents, plays with strangers in the park, climbs the Empire State Building (a la King Kong) and causes confusion throughout the city in this follow-up to "The Wicked Big Toddlah". Again, the illustrations, done by the author Kevin Hawkes, are beautifully detailed and executed, but the storyline struggles. Particularly frustrating is when Toddie gets lost and his parents don't notice until they go to take a picture and he's not around (how you lose a giant toddler is somewhat ridiculous). Children between 4 and 8 will enjoy exploring the major sights of New York along with Toddie, but parents might be annoyed when Toddie's parents lose their giant child.
He's big, he's a toddler, and he's in New York. How you lose your giant toddler in New York city is beyond me, but the titular protagonist reacts as any regular toddler would. He's scared and wants his parents back. Snoozfest.