Where Are You, Little Frog?

Where Are You, Little Frog?

by Kayleigh Rhatigan, Alik Arzoumanian
     
 

Even the youngest children love to solve clues and crack mysteries; it’s not only entertaining but mentally stimulating, too. This charming rhymed picture book for toddlers is like a playful little game, and every page will have them guessing just where Little Frog might be. Kids will love putting together the pieces and figuring out the answer.
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Overview

Even the youngest children love to solve clues and crack mysteries; it’s not only entertaining but mentally stimulating, too. This charming rhymed picture book for toddlers is like a playful little game, and every page will have them guessing just where Little Frog might be. Kids will love putting together the pieces and figuring out the answer.
As frog happily hops from place to place, each simple, catchy verse and colorfully illustrated spread reveals a little more about his location. There’s a man with a floppy hat (a scarecrow); a patch of mud where someone likes to play (an adorable pig in his sty), a sleepy cow eating grass and hay; and a big red building with X’s on the door (a barn). Where is it? A farm, of course!
Coming up in future seasons: Where Are You, Little Bird?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K

Readers follow a small green frog as it hops from scene to scene (fields, a garden, a barn), each of which provides hints (a cow, a scarecrow, a chicken coop) as to its location. Each clue is tediously met with: "Can you guess where you are, little frog?" As this frequent refrain quickly becomes tiresome and the tips are occasionally awkward, the title relies heavily on the colorful artwork to make the most of the "puzzle" function. The bright acrylic illustrations take on a folksy appearance as they enliven and explore the farm. Though Arzoumanian's affable animals leap and bound joyfully across the page, the work as a whole is hampered by the banal text.-Laura Butler, Mount Laurel Library, NJ

Kirkus Reviews
Can the frog (and the reader) deduce its location by the immediate surroundings? Each bold two-page spread is concisely described in a sentence (which forms a couplet with its partner on the next spread), and then asks, "Can you guess where you are, little frog?" There's a cat chasing a mouse, a dog guarding sheep, a straw-filled coop, a beautiful white horse standing tall, a cow eating grass and hay, etc. The last illustration shows every animal, person and building together "on a farm!" Arzoumanian's bright colors leap off the page, and his animals are made of big blocky shapes, almost as if drawn by a child, a good match both for the text and book's target age group. Rhatigan's first book (she's 11) is simple, crisp, and attractive, a nice guessing (and learning) game for pre-readers-though any child who's ever been read a farm book before may get a little sick of shouting out, "On a farm!" with each page turn while waiting for the final payoff. (Picture book. 1-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600593482
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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