The Mysterious Tadpole: 25th Anniversary Edition

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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

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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: 9780803727885
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/26/2002
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.36 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Kellogg is the creator of more than 100 children's books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2005

    A must have for your home

    I'm embarrassed that I've never read any of Steven Kellogg's books up until a week ago. I noticed the cover as I was searching for library books to borrow and I thought it was a very nicely illustrated book. I read it to my daughter and she just loves it and asks me to read it to her continuously. I plan on purchasing my own hardcover version as I feel it would compliment the books in my daughter's own private ever-growing library. It's definitely a must have and I can almost guarantee that your child will love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2004

    Still one of my favorites 25 years later

    I received this book as a child and it was one of my favorites. 25 years later, I still remember the story and it is still one of my favorites. The illustrations are wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2003

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    This book is just so gorgeus. I absolutly love it. Its funny and acurate and just so wonderful.

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