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Fine As We Are

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by Algy Craig Hall
 
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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
Little Frog is perfectly happy in what he considers to be a perfect life with his mom. He is not happy when he starts seeing some strange things in the pond. When these "things" turn into frog babies, he is definitely concerned. Baby frogs are everywhere and they want to follow along with Little Frog and do everything he does. When Little Frog talks to his mom about all the trouble his little brothers and sisters are causing, she encourages him to play with them. So he takes her wisdom to heart and organizes games for all the baby frogs, including his favorite game, leapfrog. Little Frog learns that a big family is just fine. Hall's first picture book is filled with wonderful illustrations of Little Frog and his family as they leap, swim and play. Perfect for children about to become older siblings, the story will reinforce that a growing family can be satisfying and fun. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson
School Library Journal

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905417728
Publisher:
Boxer Books
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

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Fine As We Are 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Melcat7 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!