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Format:
Title:
Frog and friends
ISBN:
9781585365487

9781585366897

9781451717778
Publication Information:
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, ©2011.
Physical Description:
37 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Number in series:
bk. 1.
Contents:
Frog goes up, up, up -- Frog's pretty, blue scarf -- Frog and hippo.
Summary:
Frog and his friends are alarmed by a strange object that appears on his pond, share a thoughtful--if scratchy--gift, and meet a hippopotamus that has run away from the zoo.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader LG 2.2 .5.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 146107.
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EASY B (GREEN)
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Bunting
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READER BUNTING
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Summary

Summary

Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating in his pond or visiting with his friends. He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are - nice and peaceful. From acclaimed children's writer Eve Bunting comes a new beginning reader series featuring the delightful Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon, and Squirrel. In the first book Frog is alarmed when he finds a strange object in his pond, he tries to re-gift a scarf, and he makes friends with a runaway hippo. In Party at the Pond Frog is busy with his autumn party, he is overseen dancing around the pond, and he narrowly escapes being turned into a prince. Retro-style artwork by illustrator Josée Masse gives a fresh, distinctive look to this new series. An author of more than 250 children's books, Eve Bunting has won numerous awards and honors. Her other books with Sleeping Bear Press include S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet and My Mom's Wedding. She lives in Pasadena, California. Josée Masse's children's books include Mirror, Mirror (selected as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2010) and Mousie Love (included in Bank Street College's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010). Josée lives near Montreal.


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 2

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.


Kirkus Review

Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon and Squirrel tickle funny bones, explore the world, solve problems and support each other in this trio of stories.In the first, Frog calls his friends to see the strange orange object he finds. Their guesses as to what it might be are certain to keep readers in stitches. In the second, Raccoon's gift of a scarf to the neckless Frog turns out to be not-so-perfect until a helping hand steps in. In the last story, a runaway zoo hippo who wants to see the world takes up every inch of space in the pond. Frog cleverly finds a way to get Hippo to appreciate the life he left behind so that he can have his pond back. Masse's brilliantly colored cartoon illustrations capture both the forest pond that is Frog's home as well as the personalities of each characterthe rather protective mother Possum is depicted with a lacey collar, and Raccoon sports a natty poncho.Here's to many more adventures for Frog and his friends, who are sure to go home with fans of Fluffy and Morris. (Early reader. 5-8)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Table of Contents

Welcome to Frog and his world
He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating in his pond or visiting with his friends
He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are - nice and peaceful
From acclaimed children's writer Eve Bunting comes a new beginning reader series featuring the delightful Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon, and Squirrel
In the first book Frog is alarmed when he finds a strange object in his pond, he tries to re-gift a scarf, and he makes friends with a runaway hippo
In Party at the Pond Frog is busy with his autumn party, he is overseen dancing around the pond, and he narrowly escapes being turned into a prince
Retro-style artwork by illustrator Josée Masse gives a fresh, distinctive look to this new series