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Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle - a Smithsonian's Backyard Book (Smithsonian's Backyard)

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Bullfrog is ready to find a spot of his own where he will use his deep, croaking song to attract a mate. On his search Bullfrog is alert for danger but still faces many challenges along the way. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Soundprint (first published October 15th 2001)
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Zahava Davis
Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle is a picture book about 30 pages long with one or two small paragraphs on each page. The story of the book revolves around one male bullfrog and follows his journey as a new adult frog. It starts out with spring beginning, the bullfrog emerging from the winter, and beautiful imagery of the swampy environment, which is accompanied by illustrations that seem like a mix of rich and vivid water color and acrylic. Throughout the book, the bullfrog goes through all the ...more
Anna Lawrence
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I thought this book was okay. I did not love it though. The book talked a lot about Bullfrog eating other animals for his meals, as well as almost getting attacked by a bird for her meal. I prefer books that have a happier mood, and this one really focused on survival and doing whatever it takes (even if it means eating other animals, even a smaller frog!!) to survive. The story line was easy for me to follow about Bullfrog surviving and his mating habits, however, it was not
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Jaylyn
Feb 25, 2015 Jaylyn rated it really liked it
Personal Reaction- A fun story about a frog that is trying to find his place and also a soul mate. Really great imagery used and a fun display of characters to get a good message across. The frog is funny and also doesn't let anything get in his way.

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A great story for K-2nd graders. A story about love and perseverance. This would be a good book to use during Valentine's day or about love within a community. The frog goes through a lot of difficult tasks on his journey to fitting in and f
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Michael Fitzgerald
Had to knock off one star for the incompetent editing that allowed "deep base voice" on page 27 (while page 31 correctly has "a bass chorus fills the air"). Come on, Smithsonian!
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