The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A POP-UP BOOK
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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

Overview

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:
26,138
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Keith Faulkner is a published author and a creator of children's books. 

Jonathan Lambert is a published author, designer, and an illustrator of children's books.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
JFIL More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
LindsayAnne More than 1 year ago
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.
MissNancy More than 1 year ago
The children love it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our son enjoyed the pop ups on every page.
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CyreseAK More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old loves ths book. The bright colors and the big pop-ups are great.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is as fun for adults to read as it is for the children who listen. One of our favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!