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 enjoyed this book and think it would be great ...more
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 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.
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
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
Right off the bat this book is unique because it's not set ...more
This is a story about a black shiny Tadpole and a Caterpillar who meets and fall in love with each other. They love their looks and the caterpillar ask the tadpole to make a promise to her that he will never change which he foolishly accept. As the day flies by, Tadpole is unable to keep to his promise as a result of the changes so this leads to the pair breaking up. Looking more like a frog now, he sits and wonders where her beautiful friend is. The butterfly approaches to ask ...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 !
In my opinion, this book gives children the great chance to ask questions of themselves, adults and the world around them. It will appeal to younger children in Years 2 ...more
The strange romance between a caterpill ...more
This would make a great read-aloud to accompany a science lesson on metamorphosis. Even though it doesn't have a fairy tale ending, I think kids will get a kick out of the tongue-in-cheek humor and surprise ending.
Fans of Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back, This i ...more