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Frog and friends : Frog's lucky day
Other title(s):
Frog's lucky day
Uniform Title:
Short stories. Selections

Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
35 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Number in series:
bk. 7.
I see a rainbow -- No fishing.
"A beginning reader book containing two stories in which Frog and his friends try to find the end of the rainbow and Frog looks for a new pond when an unwelcome visitor won't leave his"-- Provided by publisher.
Reading Level:
Grade Level 1-2.

Gudided Reading Level J.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 165742.

Accelerated Reader 2.2.
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Call Number

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Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating on 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 beginning reader series featuring the delightful Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon, and Squirrel. In Frog's Lucky Day Frog and his friends try to find the end of the rainbow and Frog looks for a new pond when an unwelcome visitor won't leave his.

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

K-Gr 2-Frog and his woodland friends are back for more adventures. In the first chapter, they go in search of the end of the rainbow and find gold but not the kind they were anticipating. They decide to leave it where they found it and be content with simply discovering it. Next, a fisherman discovers Frog's pond, forcing him to relocate. His new home just doesn't feel right, so he comes up with a plan to keep the man away so he can move back to his pond. These stories have a clear font and simple cartoon illustrations that highlight the adorable Frog and friends. This is a slightly longer easy reader, but it has short sentences and simple language.-Melisa Bailey, Harford County Library System, MD (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

This latest early reader featuring Frog and his pond companions contains two vignettes. In the first, the friends are fascinated by a rainbow and determined to find the gold that little Jumping Mouse says is at the end. Next, a fisherman invades the pond; will Frog have to leave his home? Bright illustrations help the reader make predictions and inferences about the accessible stories. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.