A colourful picture-book version of the popular playground joke, 'The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog' learns an important lesson as he hops around talking to the different animals. When he comes across a crocodile, he keeps his mouth firmly closed.
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Ana Martin Larranaga was inspired to be an illustrator by the experience of observing and drawing animals on the farm where she grew up. Her other titles include Milly Bean, Jungle Queen; Dinnertime Rhyme; and Mean Green Machine. She lives in Germany.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-K-The wide-mouthed frog sets off to see the world and asks each animal he meets, "Who are you, and what do you eat?" When a crocodile replies that she likes to eat wide-mouthed frogs, the little fellow suddenly becomes a "small narrow-mouthed frog" and hops away. The text is simple but filled with dialogue, making this a natural for toddler time. The story is well paced, featuring new animals on each two-page spread, with nicknames like Big Thumping Feet, Three Long Toes, etc. The bright, lively illustrations have a minimum of detail and show a variety of smiling animals in primary colors. A fun choice for storyhours or one-on-one sharing.
Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110744570379