Double Trouble in Walla Walla.
The Adventure on Klickitat Island
What do these titles have in common?
Well, they contain two of Washington State’s very unique place names. Walla Walla and Klickitat are just fun to say.
They are also part of our collection of children’s books here at the Washington State Library.
We don’t just have history books and microfilm here at the State Library. We collect any book written about, or set in, Washington State. That includes picture books.
In Lulu’s English class one morning, there is an outbreak of “lippity-loppity jibber-jabber.”
Everyone is double talking – the students, the teachers, the nurse and even the principal.
He tries to deny it by saying “Tut-tut, sounds like silly-willy hocus pocus to me”.
It seems he has caught the double talk bug too.
Adventure on Klickitat Island by Hilary Horder Hippely is a beautifully illustrated nighttime adventure. A little boy and his bear head out to help animals on the island who are wet and cold in a thunderstorm.
Once they get to the island, all of the animals work with him to build a shelter. They triumph over the cold rainy night.
“With deer hauling driftwood
and cranes helping sort,
soon standing up tall
was a Klickitat fort!”
Come and visit us, or browse our catalog, if you’re looking for a children’s book set in, or written about, Washington State.
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