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The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A POP-UP BOOK

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Flies, worms, berries...

All animals have their favorite foods, and the wide-mouthed frog couldn't be more curious about what they are. This talkative frog with a huge mouth just can't stop asking the creatures he encounters what they like to eat -that is, until he stumbles upon a creature who just loves to eat wide-mouthed frogs!

Young children will giggle at the wonderfully silly repitition found in this much-loved American tale, and delight ...

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Overview

Flies, worms, berries...

All animals have their favorite foods, and the wide-mouthed frog couldn't be more curious about what they are. This talkative frog with a huge mouth just can't stop asking the creatures he encounters what they like to eat -that is, until he stumbles upon a creature who just loves to eat wide-mouthed frogs!

Young children will giggle at the wonderfully silly repitition found in this much-loved American tale, and delight in imitating the shapes of the different animal mouths that pop up at them with each turn of the page. Bon Appetit!

A wide-mouthed frog is interested in what other animals eat--until he meets a creature that eats only wide-mouthed frogs!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A curious frog goes a bit too far when querying his neighbors about their eating habits in this simplified, pop-up version of a traditional American tale. "I'm a wide-mouthed frog and I eat flies," he announces, demonstrating in flamboyant, 3-D splendor just how he got the appellation "wide-mouthed." Each spread features a different animal describing its meal of choice, including a blue-feathered bird (worms and slugs), a furry brown mouse (seeds and berries) and, finally, ominously, a big, green alligator. The creatures are depicted in sunny colors and and show off uncomplicated but large, well-constructed pop-up beaks, whiskers and snouts. When the alligator answers that he eats "delicious wide-mouthed frogs," Frog's comical response, resulting in a climactic fold-out "Splash!" will have readers giggling aloud. Ages 2-6. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS-A greatly condensed, pop-up edition of the universally known story of the bragging wide-mouthed frog who ends up changing his tune and trying to make his mouth as tiny as possible. It's a tale that is particularly effective when the teller exaggerates the mouth and lip movements. This shortened version denies the chance to develop audience participation. Bright, watercolor-and-ink pictures have child appeal as do the pop-out tongue, beak, and snout of the animals included. The splash at the end is "extensive" but is part of the back cover and demonstrates how fragile the book is. Not practical for circulation, this title would be nice as a supplement to the actual first telling of the story or as an example of fine paper engineering.-Kathy East, Wood County District Public Library, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803718753
  • Publisher: Dial
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 16
  • Sales rank: 33,815
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    The Wide-mouthed Frog - Pop-Up

    As a teacher, I have enjoyed reading this book to Kindergarten and 1st Grade students for years. As a grandmother, I have fun reading it to my grandchildren. I was first introduced to the book by a reading teacher when I went back to college. Children love this story and want it read over and over. They like making their mouths big and then very small like the frog in the story. Books like this help kids fall in love with reading and learn to read with expression. Reading should be fun for kids, and this book is fun! I hope this never goes out of print because I give it as a gift often and always recommend it to student teachers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2000

    Pre-schoolers Love It!

    As a pre-school teacher I can say that the children in my class enjoyed this book! It is fun to see and hear them recite the story along with the grand finale. We still talk about the wide-mouth frog and our frog unit has been over for months.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    Too Mature for an Infant

    I thought I would be able to read this book and keep it far enough away from my 7 month old baby's grasping hands. The rat's nose and whiskers were torn off by the 2nd read. Completely my fault. Pop-up books always look cool, but I wasn't a fan of the story.

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

    The children love it!

    The children love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2011

    Fun book

    Our son enjoyed the pop ups on every page.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    Wonderful Story

    My 2 year old loves ths book. The bright colors and the big pop-ups are great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2006

    Fun for all

    This book is as fun for adults to read as it is for the children who listen. One of our favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2000

    Great for Elementary Science!

    This book is terrific for elementary science teaching! The book can engage children in making observations about animal diversity--and more specifically--form and function. The adorable pop-up designs can lead into technology design by giving children ideas for making their own pop-up animal story books!

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