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Little Squiggle's Lake Adventure


Join two curious giraffes as they go on a kayaking adventure and discover nature’s beauty on a lake, in this colorfully illustrated picture book co-authored by a mother and son team.


Little Squiggle is a spunky giraffe with a new kayak! When he invites his best friend Little Lou to go kayaking, she is a little hesitant. Are there sharks? What will it be like? 


As they paddle away from the lake’s shore, they marvel at the natural wonders that surround them. When beautiful music draws them to an island, they venture out of their kayak to find its source. 


But when the unexpected happens, will they make it back to shore?


Co-authored by mother and son, Laura Smetana and Stirling Hebda, Little Squiggle’s Lake Adventure is a delightful children’s book about curiosity, courage, and the friends you meet along the way.

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Barnes & Noble

Autographed copies available at Frugal Muse Books in Darien, IL!

About the Authors


Laura Smetana and Stirling Hebda are a mother and son team who created Little Squiggle's Lake Adventure after finding inspiration on their own lake adventure. When Laura was in fifth grade, she created her first Little Squiggle book. After reading it to Stirling for bedtime, he said, “We should bring Little Squiggle back, Mom!” And that’s what they did. This is their first book together.

Invite Laura to your school for an author visit for grades K-3! Includes a reading of Little Squiggle's Lake Adventure, a discussion of the book making process & how kids can write their own books, and ends with a draw along where all students learn how to draw Little Squiggle!

Free Activity Sheets

Keep the adventure going with these Little Squiggle's Lake Adventure activity sheets!


Praise for Little Squiggle's Lake Adventure

“A quick and breezy read for young travelers and nature lovers, Little Squiggle's Lake Adventure... is a charming tale of exploration and friendship... With vivid watercolor illustrations and easy-to-follow language, this is an ideal bedtime story for those just beginning their reading journeys. ”

SPR, ★★★★

Little Squiggle's Lake Adventure is a delightful collaboration written by the mother-and-son team of Laura Smetana and Stirling Hebda… The images hint at Impressionist paintings. The effect is to make the trees and grass and the rocky shore feel like part of a dream world, a fantasy world, perfect for exploring.”

Readers’ Favorite, ★★★★★

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