They gazed into each other's tiny eyes...and fell in love.
"I love everything about you," said the caterpillar.
"Promise you'll never change." And foolishly the tadpole promised...
But we all know that tadpoles don't stay the same, and neither do caterpillars.
Will they still be able to love each other?
A rainbow and a pearl fell in love. The rainbow requested her beloved pearl, to promise to never change. Unfortunately Pearl was destined to break his promise, as he was a tadpole and his love Rainbow, a caterpillar.
Obviously not a fan of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 (“...Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds...” ) Rainbow becomes increasingly distressed and peeved at the physical changes she observes in her beau each time they meet. Pear ...more
However, this book highlights that not all story's end 'happily ever after', and really, that's just how real life is!
I was lucky enough to see a whole term of work across the curriculum based around this book when I returned to my SBT2 school for the summer term (it's a storytelling school). I found it really interesting to see how this book ...more
I love that this book has a surprise ending - it shows children that stories do not always have to end 'happily ever after'! The author uses repetition of some phrases for emphasis which works so well.
It is a story of a tadpole who falls in love with a caterpillar, they make a prommise to eachother that they will never change. Not long after making that promise, the tadpole begins to alter in appearance as he turns into a frog. The caterpillar becomes very di ...more
I enjoyed this book and think it would be great ...more
They both take a vowel to never change. But as time goes by nature takes its course and the tadpole matures into a ribbeting frog!
At the same time the butterfly matures too!
One day the frog is sitting on his lily pad and sees a scrumptious butterfly and he quickly gobbles it up....
The next day he sits and waits for his love.
what has he done?
Read the book to find out!
I absolutely enjoyed this book. Its got humo ...more
The book is very simple. The format is great, the pictures are fun, but the story is the real selling point. The story progresses between a tadpole and caterpillar that have fallen in love. But as the tadpole begins to change, the butterfly doubts that he is seriously in love. The end of the book is hilarious and totally caught me off guard.
I have read this to my fifth grader ...more
The ending was so mean in a SHOCKING way to absolutely everyone.. Soooo unexpected!
I loved the illustrations, they're very simple and the colors are beautifully childish !
I am pairing Tadpole’s Promise with Yummy. This picture book sums up the lost opportunity and importance of choice I found in Yummy. The two characters, Tadpole and Yummy, are looking for happiness outside of themselves, leading to tragedy.
I would recommend this book as a companion piece for studying missed opportunity and character choices. I also think middle school readers would appreciate the irony of this predator/prey relationship.
This BCCB Blue Ribbon Pi ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Tadpole's Promise as the plot was funny and unpredictable. It is about a caterpillar and tadpole that fall in love which leads to the caterpillar asking the tadpole to promise to never change. Unfortunately unknown to them nature won’t allow that and the frog gradually changes physically every time they meet. The tadpole and caterpillar go through their individual life cycle phases allowing students to follow this step by step, with the help of e ...more
Tadpoles promise is a story about a tadpole who lives in a pond and a caterpillar that lives on a branch over the pond. Each day the tadpole and caterpillar fall more and more in love with each other. Caterpillar makes tadpole promise that he’ll never change. However each time he comes back up to the surface, he has grown legs, then arms, then he loses his tale. This breaks caterpillar’s heart each time, and each time she forgives him. Caterpillar goes back up her branch and does ...more
However, again just as the weather changes the caterpillar finds herself to have transformed into a butterfly. She eventually acc ...more
There is a tadpole and a caterpillar and they fall in love. The caterpillar tells the tadpole he must never change though. The next time they see each other the tadpole has grown legs. The caterpillar gets upset and tells him he must promise her again that he will never change. The next time they ...more
Right off the bat this book is unique because it's not set ...more