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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 | Interest Age 5-8 |
We Are Not Frogs is a joyful exploration of frog, toad and human nature! Toads are not at all like frogs. The frogs have set up a long-jump competition which the toads go along with, even though they know the frogs will win – anything for a quiet life. The game is interrupted by the arrival first of a dog, then a couple of children, who have a lot to learn about toads. Readers will stay one jump ahead of the protagonists throughout, and it’s a fun and very satisfying story. Sam Usher’s lively illustrations reveal just as much about the characters – amphibian and human – as the text, and feature a counting game too.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for March 2018
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
King Coo by Adam Stower
Splish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins
We Are Not Frogs! (Little Gems) by Michael Morpurgo
The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear by Margrete Lamond
Song of the Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laird
What Do People Do All Day? (50th anniversary edition) by Richard Scarry
Bird House by Libby Walden
Bug Hotel by Libby Walden
Alone Together by Clayton Junior
The Lost Penguin by Claire Freedman
High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page. They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.
Children's literature legend Michael Morpurgo teams up with illustration star Sam Usher for a rollicking countryside adventure story, now in a Little Gems edition for more parents and children to share together.
The frogs always beat the toads at long jump but the toads don't mind - anything for a quiet life. But then the children and Mutt the dog come in search of some good jumpers, and the toads see an opportunity to get their own back. Soon the poor frogs have been gathered up and put in an ice-cream tub, and they're hopping mad!
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 5+
Kids love to read and share books from an early age and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
|Publication date:||1st January 2018|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 1|
Michael Morpurgo, began writing stories in the early '70's, in response to the children in his class at the primary school where he taught in Kent. One of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers, Michael was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2003, a post he helped to set up with Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 and a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours in 2018 for services to literature and charity. He has written over 150 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Why the Whales Came, The Mozart Question, ...More About Michael Morpurgo