The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A POP-UP BOOK
  • The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A POP-UP BOOK
  • The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A POP-UP BOOK

The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A POP-UP BOOK

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by Keith Faulkner, Jonathan Lambert
     
 

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From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He's particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors—that is, of course, until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.See more details below

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From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He's particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors—that is, of course, until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803718753
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
57,886
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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