Five Green And Speckled Frogs

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Five Green And Speckled Frogs

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9780439354899: Five Green And Speckled Frogs

This nursery rhyme, retold and illustrated by Priscilla Burris, features five frogs that really sparkle with glittery holographic foil and the simple concept of counting backwards from five to one!

Five green and speckled frogs/sitting on a speckled log/ eating some most delicious bugs . . .

What happens next will delight preschoolers with a fun, repetitious rhyme and uniquely speckled frogs. One by one, each frog--with brightly sparkled spots--jumps into a pool, leaving behind other frog friends sitting on a log. Then all five frogs join in the pool party!

Priscilla Burris's distinctive frogs put a new spin on an old favorite song. This rhyme teaches children to count down from five to one with the help of frogs that are generously spotted with glittery foil throughout the book.

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About the Author:

Priscilla is an illustrator and designer of many books for children. You can visit her at burrisdraw.blogspot.com

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PreSchool-This cheerful version of a familiar song never quite adds up to anything really new or special. The book features silvery, metallic holographic spots ... la Marcus Pfister's "Rainbow Fish" books (North-South). The sparkles will likely appeal to young listeners, as will the smiling, decidedly anthropomorphic frogs togged out in brightly colored bathing suits. But unless the adults reading the book already know the tune, they won't be able to "sing aloud" as the music is not included. Slight variations in the text may present additional barriers to potential singers. The usual refrain ("Yum, yum") has been replaced with phrases matched to the decreasing number of frogs (from "Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum" to "Gulp"). This changes the familiar rhythm, as does the final line, which also has been altered. The book is visually engaging. Star sunglasses, a perky pink bow, and other accessories allow listeners to differentiate among the frogs as they snack and swim. The final visual joke is the revelation that the cool blue water into which these frogs have been happily jumping is actually a wading pool. The sunny, summery appeal of Burris's illustrations may allow these five frogs to find a place in some collections, but most won't be missing much if they choose to skip this outing.
Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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