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You can purchase my books at the following web sites:

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider
As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani           

Follow a persistent spider as she climbs up the famous waterspout and beyond, encountering a blowing fan, a mischievous mouse, a wily cat and more.

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


A small child wishes upon a twinkling star. Much to her delight a special star appears and takes her on a magical journey.

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Brilla Brilla Linda Estrella

2003 Spanish translation of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Oh Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


An uproarious canine renegade,
after a well-deserved scolding, packs
his bowl and favorite toy and runs away.

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I’m a Little Teapot
As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


A magical and irresistible teapot unfolds the world to the young boy and girl whose home it shares.

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How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
As retold and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


A little boy tries to save money for a puppy but ends up spending it on his family instead.

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Mary Had a Little Lamb
As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


Follow Mary’s little lamb as she heads off alone through the farmyard.

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Row Row Row Your Boat
As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


Climb on board with this adorable family of bumbling bears as they row row row their boat into a merry adventure.

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Shoo Fly
As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


An adorable little mouse tries, in vain,
to escape from a delightfully determined fly.

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Baa Baa Black Sheep
As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


Follow this kind and compassionate heroine as she demonstrates  her ability to give.

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Froggie Went A-Courtin’
As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


A dapper young frog sets out to find true love, encounters a few bumps along the way, then discovers that his perfect match has been waiting all along in his own backyard.

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The Wedding
By Eve Bunting
Illustrated by Iza Trapani

Wedding bells ring as Miss Brindle Cow helps out some new friends along her way into town.

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Jingle Bells
As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


A magical sleigh ride and celebration
of Christmas traditions in Mexico, Sweden, the Philippines, Poland, Italy, Kenya and the US.


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Here We Go ‘Round the
Mulberry Bush

As told and illustrated
by Iza Trapani


Spring is in the air and the garden is in bloom, but the only thing growing in this garden is trouble! Join a hilarious cast of wily animals and one worn-out gardener.



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Rufus and Friends-RhymeTime

Traditional Poems extended and illustrated by Iza Trapani

July 2008

Introducing a friendly pack of rhyming canines who put on a play

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The Bear Went Over the Mountain

The Bear Went Over the Mountain
As told and illustrated by Iza Trapani

Follow a young bear as he sees, hears, smells, touches and tastes his way through the seasons!

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet
As told and illustrated by Iza Trapani

All she wants to do is eat her curds and whey, but spiders and other critters ruin her day!

Old King Cole

Old King Cole
As told and illustrated by Iza Trapani

Old King Cole, the merry old soul, falls asleep at his castle ball. Who will wake him?

Gabe and Goon

Gabe and Goon
by Iza Trapani

Can a monster-loving kid and a kid-fearing monster ever become friends?

Old MacDonald Had a… Zoo?

Old MacDonald Had a… Zoo?
As told and illustrated by Iza Trapani

Old Mac Donald in the sty, E-I-E-I-O, saw a kangaroo hop by, E-I-E-I...OH NO! Zoo animals abound.

You might also be interested in these out of print titles, they can be purchased
at some of the links at the top of the page:


What Am I? Animal Guessing Game
By Iza Trapani / 1992

Ten engaging animals give hints about themselves. A flip of the page reveals their identity.



Iam3I Am Three/I am Four
Written by Alice Steed, Illustrated by Iza Trapani / 1993

A flip board book- on one side a 3 year old girl, on the other a four year old boy. The adorable youngsters celebrate the joys of growing .



Tomorrow is Mom’s Birthday

By Carolyn Dorflinger, Illustrated by Iza Trapani / 1994

Share a sweet young boy’s dilemma as he tries to find the perfect gift for his Mom.



Tracy’s Mess
By Elise Petersen, Illustrated by Iza Trapani

A cute but messy little girl comes up with a clever solution when told to clean up her room.



My Jack
By Iza Trapani, 1999

Meet Jack- a lovable chocolate Lab puppy who grows into a silly, sloppy, smelly and very big galoot!


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