Frog and Friends

by Eve Bunting (Author) Josee Masse (Illustrator)

Frog and Friends
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating in his pond or visiting with his friends. He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are--nice and peaceful.

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School Library Journal

Gr 1-2--This clever beginning reader is divided into three chapters. Frog and his friends tackle an unsolved mystery involving a balloon (or possibly a hippopotamus egg), discover the amazing cycle of regifting, and learn the social graces for managing uninvited houseguests. Repetition, white space, and a large font help prepare children for tackling a smattering of more challenging vocabulary. Bright cartoon illustrations provide some picture clues. Readers will enjoy feeling superior to Frog and his friends, who never manage to identify the orange balloon that lands in the pond. The story comes full circle in the third chapter when a hippopotamus actually does visit the pond and Frog worries that it has come for its egg--which they accidentally killed (popped). A fun addition to early-reader sections.--Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA

Copyright 2011 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Eve Bunting
EVE BUNTING is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including the Caldecott Medal--winning Smoky Night. She lives in Southern California.

PETER SYLVADA's first picture book, A Symphony of Whales, won the Christopher Medal and was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children. He lives in Cardiff, California.
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Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date
July 20, 2011
I Am a Reader! (Hardcover)
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV002000 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | General
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Finalist 2011 - 2011

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