Fine As We Areby Algy Craig Hall
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Little Frog was living happily with his mom on the pond—just the two of them. Then some strange things began to happen: blobs of black spots appeared in the water, which grew squiggly tails and started swimming. Before too long it’s very clear: mom has a multitude of new frog babies. How will Little Frog ever cope?
In his first picture book, author and artist Algy Craig Hall has crafted a gentle, charming, and witty story that shows exactly what it means to be a good big brother. Thoroughly delightful illustrations—many featuring a deluge of tiny frogs leaping, dancing, somersaulting, and flying across the page—add to the joy.
PreS- Little Frog and his mom live by a pond and are perfectly happy. When his mother asks him if he'd like a brother or sister, he says, "No. We're just fine as we are." Then Little Frog notices "strange little things" swimming in the pond that soon become lots and lots of tiny frog babies. Soon he is overrun by dozens and dozens of smaller, leaping, noisy siblings. Little Frog can't get away from them and they drive him crazy. But his wise mom points out that it's because they look up to him and want to be like him. Finally, when Frog puts his foot down and demands order, he discovers that it's not so bad to be the object of such unabated adoration. So even though they may be a really big family now, Frog realizes that they are just fine as they are. The watercolor illustrations perfectly capture both his worry as little tadpoles surround him and his pleasure as he adjusts to his new life. Preschoolers familiar with the difficulties of adjusting to a new baby in the house will empathize with Little Frog's plight and cheer him on as he adjusts to his new role of big brother.-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY
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- Product dimensions:
- 11.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.44(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 4 Years
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This is a sweet simple tale about family.My daughter and I loved this one so much we are giving a copy to our cousin who will be a big sister soon.
This book is charming and has become a firm favourite in our household - the pictures are lovely and the story is particularly perfect for new mums to read to little brothers and sisters!