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Frog & Friends

Frog & Friends

by Joyce Wan
     
 

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I swim with the fish, hop with the frogs, and paddle with the ducks. What am I? Children are asked to figure out just who does all these things in this delightful, bright board book. By opening the big gatefold at the end, they discover it’s a lovely pond.

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I swim with the fish, hop with the frogs, and paddle with the ducks. What am I? Children are asked to figure out just who does all these things in this delightful, bright board book. By opening the big gatefold at the end, they discover it’s a lovely pond.

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Kirkus Reviews
This appealing offering presents a series of clues to a riddle with the answer revealed on a final, fold-out page. The unnamed, first-person narrator describes, in one simple sentence per spread, an enjoyable day with friends, which include ducks, a beaver, frogs, turtles, snails, dragonflies and fireflies. The final page asks, "What am I?" and a vertical fold-out reveals an answer that no one will likely guess: a pond. The simple text is appropriately large and bold, and the delightful illustrations feature thick lines, chunky, smiling critters, and a vibrant, natural color scheme. Despite the potential confusion engendered by the title—which suggests that the first-person narrator is a frog—the riddle concept works well, and the answer, which readers of any age will be unlikely to guess, rightly encourages them to perceive the pond as not simply a backdrop, but an integral part of a thriving ecosystem. In a companion title, Owl and Friends, a tree tells readers about all the happy times it shares with forest animals as readers try to guess its identity. An engaging riddle book with standout illustrations, especially the final foldout, which is filled with merry creatures being regarded by a cheerful sun and a content, pigtailed little girl. (Board book. 1-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780843172775
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/27/2013
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
412,603
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Joyce Wan is a children’s book author and illustrator, and the founder of the greeting card and gift company Wanart. Her books include Greetings from Kiwi and Pear, the two board books You Are My Cupcake and We Belong Together, and a companion to this title called Frog & Friends.

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