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Frog and friends : Frog's flying adventure
Other title(s):
Frog's flying adventure

Publication Information:
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, ©2012.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Number in series:
bk. 4.
A flower for Frog -- Frog flies -- Sleepy-time Frog.
Frog finds a flower and tries to keep it alive, flies on his seagull friend's back, and gets help from his friends when he has trouble falling asleep.
Reading Level:
Grades 1-2.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 2.0.

Accelerated Reader Grades K-4 2 0.5 Quiz 155231 English fiction.
Electronic Access:
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Call Number
1-2 Bunting

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In Frog's Flying Adventure's trio of stories Frog worries when a flower friend starts to fade, takes to the skies with a sea gull, and has trouble falling to sleep.

Author Notes

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969.

That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times.

Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-At first glance this book is a typical easy reader, and children will delight in Frog's adventures with his friends. Masse's bright illustrations reinforce the sweet tone of the three stories. Adults, however, will note a distinct philosophical overlay in each of the episodes. Observing the drooping leaves on their new friend Flower, the animal pals confront her life cycle with sadness, taking comfort at last in the new flower that grows from her seed. Seizing the opportunity to move beyond his pond, Frog flies on Seagull's back and sees a cow and a horse for the first time. He experiences the exhilaration and fear that go hand in hand with stretching one's wings and the joy of returning home. Finally, when Frog suffers insomnia, the communal effort of his friends provides a cure, but the fact that each one offers a unique remedy speaks to the individual contributions made in a time of crisis. Bunting strikes a warm and nostalgic tone in this jewel of a book that is reminiscent of classics like Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad" series and Else Homelund Minarik's "Little Bear" books (both HarperCollins).-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.