The Littlest Frogby Sylvia A. Rouss, Holly Hannon (Illustrator)
Pharaoh refuses to let the Israelites go. The plague of frogs arrives and Pharaoh finds there is no where to hide from the frogs. Pharaoh is determined to rid the place of the frogs, but as soon as he is certain that he has swept up all the frogs, the littlest frog, who has been cowering under the Pharaoh's bed, appears and let out a giant "CROAK!". The entire book is done in rhyme.
Children will have a wonderful time listening to the easy-to-remember rhymes that comprise this story. This is a unique Passover story that can sell all year 'round because the story line is fast moving and has general appeal. This is the first of a series of rhyming stories that will appear each season.
About the Author
Sylvia Rouss is an author and educator who has taught preschool in Jewish Community Centers and Synagogues in Los Angeles and Baltimore since 1973. She was awarded the Samuel Glasner Creative Teaching Award in 1989 from the Baltimore Board of Jewish Education. She continues to write for the preschoolers in her classroom and finds they are her best critics.
Raised in Southern California, Sylvia received her Bachelors Degree from California State University, Fresno. Her first book, "Fun With Jewish Holiday Rhymes", was published by UAHC Press in 1992. Three rhymes from this book were also included in the book "Hanukkah, Oh, Hanukkah" published by Bantam Press. In 1993, her second book, "Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah", was published by KAR-BAN COPIES INC. Because of the book's popularity, Sylvia was asked to write other Sammy Spider holiday books. There are currently six books in the series, including "Sammy Spider's First Rosh Hashanah", "Sammy Spider's First Shabbat", "Sammy Spider's First Tu B'Shevat", "Sammy Spider's First Purim" and "Sammy Spider's First Passover". Sylvia has written a seventh book for the series, "Sammy Spider's First Trip to Israel", which KAR-BEN hopes to publish next year. "The Littlest Frog" is her first book for Pitspopany Press.
Sylvia has done book readings and parent/teacher workshops throughout the country. Currently, she is scheduled to read "The Littlest Frog" at two Los Angeles museums, The Zimmer Children's Discovery Museum and the Skirball Cultural Center this spring.
Sylvia has been happily married for 27 years and is very proud of her 3 adult children - a teacher, a magazine editor, and a college student in Israel.
- Simcha Media Group
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 8.48(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.14(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
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This is by the same author as the Sammy Spider books which are wonderful as well, but Littlest Frog is an Oscar winner among Jewish books for preschoolers to 7 year olds. The illustrations are exquisitely colorful. The text holds the child's attention and elicits imaginative predicting. Every child should experience this needle in a haystack of scary, boring, preachy, tedious Jewish holiday books.