“We’ll have to move,” says Mother, after realizing the pond is too small. But moving a family of 999 young frogs is fraught with danger! Hungry snakes are crawling through the grass. Hungry hawks are flying through the sky.A young frog makes a mighty tasty morsel.
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It's on the longer side, so I followed it up with two shorter books. I think this is a great starter book for storytime, but letting the kids get up or sing or do some activity afterwards is a g...more
This book introduces the concept of large numbers. The illustration of all the tadpoles is a large group of small dots. Though young kids won't count them all they can see that large quantity is made up of a large group of objects.
There is also clear narrative structure.
A nice narrative flow and inviting illustrations combine for a satisfying story.
“’Why is this frog getting so heavy?’ the hawk wondered and he looke...more
Although this is a bit fantastical, it's really cute. Yasunari Murakami's illustrations are simple and childlike and adorable, and Ken Kimura's story strikes just the right notes. Little...more
Mother and Father Frog have 999 babies. Suddenly their little pond is too small for the family. What to do? What to do? Move. How to move 999 babies? Hop. Hop. Hop. But watch out for snakes and hawks. A funny light take on the real life perils of finding a place to live for you family. Mr. Murakami's illustrations are wonderfully playful and compliment the text well. This is a fun and humorous story book. One more for the Frog themed story times....more
I loved the play on "Are we there yet?"
I'm keeping this one on my shelves for its creativity.