Jul 30, 08
Read in July, 2008
** spoiler alert **
Like other books by David Wiesner, this is a book composed of pictures with no words. Flipping through the book, the "reader" sees that on an ordinary tuesday night, a bunch of frogs hop on leaves that fly like magic carpets, and have themselves a little adventure in the town. Come dawn, they all return to the pond and everything goes back to normal.
The charm and attraction of this book--especially for, but not limited to, children--is that much like an abstract painting, it let's the reader use his/her imagination to fill in the missing words and make up the details of the story. So there is potential for many stories, with various subplots, built around the frogs' adventure. The illustrations themselves are very well done, mostly made up of dark blue/purple hues. The only thing to be a bit careful about is that some of the younger kids may be scared by the large, expressive frogs.