Jump, Frog, Jump!

Jump, Frog, Jump!

by Robert Kalan, Byron Barton
     
 

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This is the turtle that slid into the pond and ate the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog — JUMP, FROG, JUMP! This infectious cumulative tale will soon have the young frogs you know jumping and chanting with joy.

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This is the turtle that slid into the pond and ate the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog — JUMP, FROG, JUMP! This infectious cumulative tale will soon have the young frogs you know jumping and chanting with joy.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
When a frog catches a fly, he sets off a chain of predators in Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan, illus. by Byron Barton. The title answers the repeated refrain "How did the frog get away?" and children will soon be chanting along with this cumulative tale enhanced by Barton's folk-art-style illustrations, before he adopted his trademark style featuring a thick black line. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Frog manages to escape from a series of menaces at the pond. He eludes the fish, the snake and the turtle, but gets caught in a net by some young hunters. How does he escape? With a little help from a friend he is able to "jump, frog, jump." The original picture book has been reduced in size and printed as a board book. In alternate pages the pictures are framed inside small ovals with lots of white on the page. It seems as if the reader would get more absorbed in the action if the ovals were larger. However, it does work as a lap book. The repetition of "How did the frog get away?" and, in larger text, the response, "Jump, frog, jump!" will appeal to the toddler set who will want to join in. Young children will enjoy the refrain and will be happy when the frog escapes. 2003 (orig. 1981), HarperCollins,
— Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A frog tries to catch a fly, but finds himself on the other end of the food chain in this simple cumulative tale by Robert Kalan (Greenwillow, 1995). As each new danger appears, the frog is left with one option: jump, frog, jump! The frog's final escape, however, requires the help of a boy. Young children will enjoy the suspense as the frog struggles to survive, and will join in with the male narrator in the repetitive text. A few simple sound effects are used, as well as occasional light background music. Sound quality is excellent. Page turn signals are offered on one side of the tape. This is a book that pre-schoolers, especially, will embrace for its simple plot and step-by-step action.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688139544
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,226,056
Product dimensions:
9.87(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Kalan has also written the charming children's books Rain and Blue Sea, both illustrated by Donald Crewes. Kalan holds a master's degree in education and has taught reading to both gifted and remedial students from kindergarten through the fourth grade.

Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen.

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