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Advice for a Frog

Schertle, Alice

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ISBN 10: 0688134866 / ISBN 13: 9780688134860
Published by Lothrop Lee & Shepard, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1995
Condition: Very Good+
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Oversized Unpaginated Colorful illustrations Inscribed and signed by illustrator to previous owner on front facing page with drawing by illustrator Article about the illustrator is stapled to page and gift insscription to previous owner, otherwise book is AS NEW Dust jacket has a tiny tear on fore-edge of front and rear cover of jacket Removable, protective mylar cover over dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 66973

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Title: Advice for a Frog

Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Illustrator: Green, Norman

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Illustrator

Edition: First Edition

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Sophisticated but playful, thought provoking yet often lighthearted, these 14 original poems combine with majestic, larger-than-life paintings to inspire readers of all ages to think about animals in a new way. Full color.

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Grade 1-4?Finely crafted poetry, accompanied by lush, evocative illustrations. Each of the 14 poems concerns an animal, usually an exotic or endangered one such as the black rhino, cheetah, frilled lizard, or harpy eagle. Schertle delights in playing with language; though not long, the book is extraordinarily varied and filled with linguistic surprise. For instance, the advice to the frog?who is trying to escape a crane?suggests, "Take a breath, Slick Skin./Muck down, sink in./Don't make bubbles./Good luck, Grin Chin." A few pages later, the Galapagos tortoise recalls visitors to his ancient land, "the wanderers, the worshippers...the mariners, discoverers...the castaways, the murderers"?a complete switch in approach and tone. Green's paintings are double-page spreads with blue, gold, rose, lavender, and green predominating. Imaginative and playful, his pictures capture the essence of each creature: the mournfulness of the vulture, the velvety mystery of the bat. Occasionally, one must turn the page sideways in order to read the poem and get the full effect of the art. In addition to being an aesthetic delight, Advice for a Frog contains a plea for greater environmental awareness. A final page lists each animal and describes its condition in today's world. Five star. Don't miss it.?Ellen Donohue Warwick, Winchester Public Librasry, Winchester, MA
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