Tale of a Tadpole
Francine is carefully tending her tadpole, Fred, and eagerly watching for the first sign of frog feet. But her older sister, recalling fairy tales about frogs who turn into princes, suggests a different approach. "Have you tried kissing Fred?" she asks. And although Francine ignores that suggestion, she can't help noticing that something quite surprising is happening to Fr...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Orchard Books (NY)
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Jul 11, 2012 Lindsay rated it 3 of 5 stars
I used this story for Backyard Bookworms, a story time program I developed at the Great Valley Museum of Natural History located at Modesto Junior college. The story time program was frog- and toad-themed (I wanted it to just be toads, but I just couldn't find books I liked). I liked this story because it teaches children about the difference between frogs and toads. During the story, we see a "frog" named Fred go through different stages of growth, but when Francine's grandma and grandpa come f...more