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  • ISBN-13: 9780974019017
  • Publisher: Illumination Arts Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    A Riddle Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

    We travel with a young frog as he collects the clues that will help him solve a special riddle.This is a book with a pure, simple message; reminding us that we often out-think ourselves. Our preschooler loved following the frog from page to page. Even now that she knows the answer, we've still been asked to read it for several nights in succession. The illustrations are captivating, making the story a fun read. Even with all the visual clues, we didn't figure it out the first time. Buy! There will be days where you will just want to stare at the pictures. They are that neat. There are many learning opportunities here: every frog is a prince (we are all beautiful); patience; opposites, cliché, and creative thinking. Last but not least, Riddles make great gateways to opening one's imagination and pushing the brain in new directions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2005

    Great for bed time reading.

    This is truly an adorable and thought-provoking tale for small children. It tells the story of an inquisitive little frog who lives near a castle moat. One day when his tiny black eyes were peeping above the water, he saw a very colorful royal gift box that sent his imagination soaring. He knew it definitely contained something special ¿ but what could it be? ................................ As children turn the pages of this vividly illustrated book, they begin a fantastic journey with the little frog as he searches for clues about the contents of the gift box. Their pilgrimage will take them high into a beanstalk where a caterpillar is happily munching along. There in that beanstalk they learn that the gift in the box can say, ¿Hello.¿ Later, on a sailboat with the wind billowing the sails, they learn that the gift in the box can be blown. As each new clue is discovered, they can ponder what the frog thinks the gift is by watching the many expressions on his scrunched up face. It can warm you. It can be planted. It can be thrown. What can this something special be? In the end, children will discover what the gift is, and they will come to realize that this magical gift is no good at all until you give it away. ................................ ***** The illustrations in this book are stunning and the attention to the smallest detail is remarkable ¿ like the tiny black ant that is pushing a snowball and wearing a red scarf around his neck. The act of turning each page opens another part of the little frog¿s color filled world to delight children everywhere. Even the cover has immediate eye appeal. Green vines twist and twine themselves around the page to form each letter of the title, Something Special, and most children won¿t fail to notice the miniature snail and dragonfly who are also doing their part. When you couple that expressive script along with the little green frog¿s smiling face and curious eyes, what could be a more captivating and picturesque scene? ............................... This is an enchanting book, and is highly recommended for bedtime reading. *****

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