{"id":2395402141775,"title":"Vole and Troll","handle":"vole-and-troll","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/iza-trapani\"\u003eIza Trapani\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTroll-de-roll, I'm a troll, and my favorite food is vole.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMeet mischievous Vole and grouchy old Troll, the newest characters by best selling author\/illustrator Iza Trapani. 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Vole wants to cross the bridge to where the literal and proverbial grass is greener, but grumpy old Troll lives under the bridge and offers two options: pay the toll or be eaten.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVole outwits Troll three times by distracting him with clever, interactive songs (which will be quite familiar to young children and caregivers). But Troll catches on eventually. Does Vole end up as a tasty casserole in Troll's bowl? 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When she first came to the United States at the age of seven, she learned English in large part by reading a book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. She is the author of over two dozen children's books, including the best-selling \u003ci\u003eThe Itsy Bitsy Spider\u003c\/i\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/iza-trapani\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Iza.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eReaders will need to tune their voices before meeting Troll, who guards the bridge leading to \"the tastiest grass in the valley.\" When Vole arrives to cross, Troll sings a challenge in his clear, deep voice: \"Troll-dee-roll, I'm a troll, \/ And my favorite food is vole. \/ With a knick-knack, paddywhack, \/ Better pay the toll, \/ or you'll end up in my bowl!\" But hungry Vole can't pay, and the battle of wits begins. Luckily, Troll knows only one song, so Vole teaches him a new one. Three times, Troll gets so caught up in each new action song—children will recognize these storytime standards and join in—Vole teaches him that the anthropomorphic creatures successfully sneaks over the bridge for \"a feast of grassy greens.\" But on Vole's fourth visit, Troll snatches him by the tail. Knowing he is destined for Troll's bowl, Vole begs for one last Troll song. In an unexpected twist, Vole joins \"in with a sweet, high harmony,\" and together they fill \"the valley with music so enchanting that fish [spring] from the creek, flapping their fins with pleasure…. Even the songbirds [hush] to listen.\" Understandably, as part of their new friendship, Vole insists on rewriting Troll's challenge song. Watercolor, colored pencil, and ink illustrations enhance the emotional subtext to this revised fairy tale. 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Vole and Troll

By: Iza Trapani

Troll-de-roll, I'm a troll, and my favorite food is vole.

Meet mischievous Vole and grouchy old Troll, the newest characters by best selling author/illustrator Iza Trapani. Vole wants to cross the bridge to where the literal and proverbial grass is greener, but grumpy old Troll lives under the bridge and offers two options: pay the toll or be eaten.

Vole outwits Troll three times by distracting him with clever, interactive songs (which will be quite familiar to young children and caregivers). But Troll catches on eventually. Does Vole end up as a tasty casserole in Troll's bowl? In the end, the pair lays aside their differences and embraces their common love of music.

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Iza Trapani, author and illustrator

Iza Trapani was born in Poland. When she first came to the United States at the age of seven, she learned English in large part by reading a book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. She is the author of over two dozen children's books, including the best-selling The Itsy Bitsy Spider.

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Kirkus Reviews

Readers will need to tune their voices before meeting Troll, who guards the bridge leading to "the tastiest grass in the valley." When Vole arrives to cross, Troll sings a challenge in his clear, deep voice: "Troll-dee-roll, I'm a troll, / And my favorite food is vole. / With a knick-knack, paddywhack, / Better pay the toll, / or you'll end up in my bowl!" But hungry Vole can't pay, and the battle of wits begins. Luckily, Troll knows only one song, so Vole teaches him a new one. Three times, Troll gets so caught up in each new action song—children will recognize these storytime standards and join in—Vole teaches him that the anthropomorphic creatures successfully sneaks over the bridge for "a feast of grassy greens." But on Vole's fourth visit, Troll snatches him by the tail. Knowing he is destined for Troll's bowl, Vole begs for one last Troll song. In an unexpected twist, Vole joins "in with a sweet, high harmony," and together they fill "the valley with music so enchanting that fish [spring] from the creek, flapping their fins with pleasure…. Even the songbirds [hush] to listen." Understandably, as part of their new friendship, Vole insists on rewriting Troll's challenge song. Watercolor, colored pencil, and ink illustrations enhance the emotional subtext to this revised fairy tale. A harmonious twist on an old favorite with bonus action songs.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-885-0

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Ages: 2–5
Page count: 32
8 3/8 x 9 5/8