Eulalie and the Hopping Head

Eulalie and the Hopping Head

by Small, David Small
     
 

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A reissue, in a larger format, of the first picture book by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Smalls.See more details below

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A reissue, in a larger format, of the first picture book by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Smalls.

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Publishers Weekly
The inventive story of a mother frog and her mischievous offspring makes a reappearance: Eulalie and the Hopping Head by Caldecott Medallist David Small. When the young frog occupies a doll's head, chaos follows. PW wrote of the original edition, published in 1982, "Small's little book is a frolic, enticingly illustrated by ingenious woodland scenes in pretty shades and witty depictions of the anthropomorphic cast." ( Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The inventive story of a mother frog and her mischievous offspring makes a reappearance: Eulalie and the Hopping Head by Caldecott Medallist David Small. When the young frog occupies a doll's head, chaos follows. PW wrote of the original edition, published in 1982, "Small's little book is a frolic, enticingly illustrated by ingenious woodland scenes in pretty shades and witty depictions of the anthropomorphic cast." ( Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-When Mother Lumps takes her young frog daughter Eulalie out for a walk one day, they encounter the haughty, aristocratic fox, Mrs. Shinn. She believes that unlike Eulalie, good children are without fail quiet, clean, and perfectly well behaved. She points out an example of such perfection, which listeners will recognize as a fancy doll baby. All of the animals believe that this is a real child who has been abandoned. Manipulated into adopting the child by Mrs. Shinn, Mother Lumps takes the doll home even though its head frequently falls off and must be chased down hills. Several humorous episodes later, both adults realize that Eulalie's occasional high spirits and messiness are far more lovable than the doll's chilly perfection. From then on, the doll sits on a chair in the house while Eulalie plays and sings like a very normal toddler. Martin Jarvis narrates while Rosalind Ayres voices the dialogue of David Small's story using British accents indicative of the upper and lower classes. Both narrators are expressive while reading slowly enough for young readers to follow along with the text. Just the right amount of background sound effects is used to enhance the story. Readers are alerted to turn the page via a distinctive sound. A wonderful blend of lovely illustrations, humorous text, and effective narration makes this a welcome addition to any collection for young children.-B. Allison Gray, John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374422028
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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