Mysterious Tadpoleby Steven Kellogg
The Mysterious Tadpole, with its giddy mix of fantasy,/i>
Louis's Scottish uncle brings him the birthday gift of a tadpole, plucked right out of Loch Ness. But it soon becomes clear that this "tadpole" is not turning into an ordinary frog! It'll take a little help from friends and a lot of ingenuity to feed and shelter this unusual, ever-growing pet.
The Mysterious Tadpole, with its giddy mix of fantasy, adventure, and high humor, is one of Steven Kellogg's most popular books. It was an ALA Notable, an IRA-CBC Children's Choice, and won the Irma Simonton Black Award. For its anniversary, Steven has reworked aspects of the story and has created entirely new artwork in the bright, bold colors that weren't reproducible twenty-five years ago. He discusses why he wanted to revise the book in a lively author's note.
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Steven Kellogg is the creator of more than 100 children's books.
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My grown children's favorite book when they were learning to read. Such a fun story. Glad to see it back in print.
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.
I highly recommend this book!