Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate

Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate

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by Dianne De Las Casas, Holly Stone-Barker
     
 

"Dianne's story makes the Legend of the Blue Frog come to life! You can lose yourself in her imagined sounds of the rain forest and almost taste the chocolate!"
-Ann Streiffer, co-owner, Blue Frog Chocolates

Every day, Sun God enjoys rich cacao beans, grown from the cacao trees on the banks of the Great Pond. Wind God encourages him to share with the people of

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"Dianne's story makes the Legend of the Blue Frog come to life! You can lose yourself in her imagined sounds of the rain forest and almost taste the chocolate!"
-Ann Streiffer, co-owner, Blue Frog Chocolates

Every day, Sun God enjoys rich cacao beans, grown from the cacao trees on the banks of the Great Pond. Wind God encourages him to share with the people of the earth, but Sun God refuses. So Wind God transforms into a rana azul, a blue frog, and spies on the Sun God.

When Wind God discovers where the greedy God hides his stash of chocolate delights, he tells los niños from the village. The Aztec people search for the treasure and soon discover the secret food of the Gods, the cacao bean. This vividly illustrated book, inspired by Mayan and Aztec art, comes complete with a recipe for hot cocoa. Delicioso!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Bookwatch
Written by Dianne De Las Casa and illustrated by Holly Stone-Barker, "Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate" is a 32 page picture book story of how a long, long time ago, the Sun God spent his days enjoying a very special secret treat: rich, dark cacao. Unlike the Wind God, the Sun God did not want to share this heavenly food with the creatures of the Earth. One day, the Wind God transformed himself into the Rana Azul, or Blue Frog, and he taught the children of the Earth where to find the secret cacao beans through song. "Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate" is enhanced for children ages 5 to 8 (Kindergarten - 3rd Grade) with a recipe for hot chocolate and a sprinkling of Spanish words and phrases enhance this intricately illustrated folklore fable. A thoroughly entertaining picture book from first page to last, "Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate" will prove to be welcome and popular addition to family, school, and community library collections.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—The Sun God loves his cacao tree; every day he eats the beans out of the pods, enjoying the chocolate flavor. When the Wind God suggests that he share this treasure with the people of Earth, the greedy Sun God refuses ("The cacao is not meant for humans!"). The Wind God transforms himself into a blue frog and goes off to tell a group of children about the delectable treat; the children, in turn, spread the word about the Sun God's secret delicacy. Inspired by Aztec and Mayan art, Stone-Barker's bright, cut-paper, collage illustrations bring this folktale to life. The changing text sizes, fonts, and colors add to the art, and onomatopoeia helps the story flow with imagination. Spanish words are sprinkled throughout the text, placing the tale solidly in the Mexican culture. This is a picture book with a high-interest subject and plenty of storytime appeal. An author's note and recipe for Mexican hot cocoa are included.—Lora Van Marel, Orland Park Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455614592
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,439,705
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 5 Years

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