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Frog and Friends
Contributor(s): Bunting, Eve, Masse, Josee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1585365483     ISBN-13: 9781585365487
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Pr
    OUR PRICE: $9.00  
Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: July 2011
Annotation: Frog and his friends are alarmed by a strange object that appears on his pond, share a thoughtful--if scratchy--gift, and meet a hippopotamus that has run away from the zoo.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Frogs; Fiction.
Animals; Fiction.
Friendship; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Frogs & Toads
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2010053706
Lexile Measure: 290
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: I Am a Reader
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.25" W x 0.25" (0.55 lbs) 37 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 146107
Reading Level: 2.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q63219
Reading Level: 1.7   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
In three stories about friendship, cute-as-can-be Frog and his friends try to identify a mysterious object in the pond, re-gift an imperfect--or is it perfect?--scarf, and help an escaped hippo appreciate zoo life. The thoughtful placement of the illustrations supports the easy-to-read text well, giving new readers a good foundation for more challenging books.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 October)

Gr 1–2—This clever beginning reader is divided into three chapters. Frog and his friends tackle an unsolved mystery involving a balloon (or possibly a hippopotamus egg), discover the amazing cycle of regifting, and learn the social graces for managing uninvited houseguests. Repetition, white space, and a large font help prepare children for tackling a smattering of more challenging vocabulary. Bright cartoon illustrations provide some picture clues. Readers will enjoy feeling superior to Frog and his friends, who never manage to identify the orange balloon that lands in the pond. The story comes full circle in the third chapter when a hippopotamus actually does visit the pond and Frog worries that it has come for its egg—which they accidentally killed (popped). A fun addition to early-reader sections.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA

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