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The Mysterious Tadpole

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It's Louis's birthday and Uncle McAllister has brought him a very special gift&150a tadpole all the way from Scotland! Louis can hardly wait for Alphonse to grow into a frog. But it soon becomes clear that Alphonse is not turning into any ordinary frog. First Alphonse outgrows his jar, then the sink, and then the bathtub! This new edition of The Mysterious Tadpole boasts reimagined story twists and entirely new illustrations. The lovable giant of a tadpole has grown into ...

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Overview

It's Louis's birthday and Uncle McAllister has brought him a very special gift&150a tadpole all the way from Scotland! Louis can hardly wait for Alphonse to grow into a frog. But it soon becomes clear that Alphonse is not turning into any ordinary frog. First Alphonse outgrows his jar, then the sink, and then the bathtub! This new edition of The Mysterious Tadpole boasts reimagined story twists and entirely new illustrations. The lovable giant of a tadpole has grown into something even more wonderful!

It soon becomes clear that Louis's pet tadpole is not turning into an ordinary frog.

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Editorial Reviews

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Louis gets the gift that keeps on giving or growing, rather. The story about a boy and his burgeoning birthday present returns in a 25th-anniversary edition featuring revised text and full-color illustrations. Ages 4-up. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142401408
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 6/17/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 111,340
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 11.48 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Kellogg is the creator of more than 100 children's books.
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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    The BEST!

    My grown children's favorite book when they were learning to read. Such a fun story. Glad to see it back in print.

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  • Posted December 10, 2010

    My grandkids love Louis and Alphonse as much as their mom did!!

    My daughter and I loved the original version of The Mysterious Tadpole and while on a trip to France found it on a friend's bookshelf in French. We practiced our French with Louis and Alphonse. My daughter's children and I discovered the 25th Anniversary Edition on a visit to the library. The 3 year year old almost has it memorized. It's as much fun reading it today as it was 20 years ago and the new illustrations are delightful!

    Steven Kellogg is our favorite writer/illustrator! The original version of this book started the love affair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2000

    This is a great story for all kids of all ages

    I highly recommend this book!

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