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999 Frogs and a Little Brother by Ken Kimura
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Ten Second Synopsis:
A tadpole makes friends with a baby crayfish when his 998 siblings go off and have fun without him.

I was drawn to this book initially because I like books with large numbers in the title. Unfortunately, the large number doesn't have much to do with the story, but other than that, this is a charming little offering.

Essentially, after the littlest frog makes friends with the baby crayfish, he gets himself into trouble and with the help of baby crayfish, mummy crayfish and a ravenous snake, he discovers that his 998 siblings really do care for him after all.

The illustrations are simple and visually very appealing, but I'm not so sure about the text. It seems a bit too long to keep the real littlies interested, but not interesting enough for the slightly older kids. I could be wrong, but that's the sense I got reading it.

Overall this is a cute tale of family ties and the family you create for yourself. And a cautionary tale about snakes.

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Reading Progress

December 21, 2014 – Shelved
December 21, 2014 – Shelved as: aesthetically-pleasing
December 21, 2014 – Shelved as: anthropomorphic-animals
December 21, 2014 – Shelved as: arc-reviews
December 21, 2014 – Shelved as: friendship
December 21, 2014 – Shelved as: illustrated
December 21, 2014 – Shelved as: kid-lit
December 21, 2014 – Shelved as: picture-books
December 21, 2014 – Shelved as: review-copy
December 21, 2014 – Shelved as: siblings
December 21, 2014 – Shelved as: strange-couplings
Started Reading
December 22, 2014 – Finished Reading

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