ONE GAPING WIDE-MOUTHED HOPPING FROG by Leslie Tryon

ONE GAPING WIDE-MOUTHED HOPPING FROG

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The talented illustrator who debuted with Albert's Alphabet (ALA Notable, 1991) sports with numbers in a cumulative look at a community where the eponymous frog delivers mail to ``3 monkeys dancing the clog, 4 ostriches who like to jog,'' and so on. The variety of animals provides opportunities for some delightfully inventive costumes and activities: there are five busy pups at Mrs. Golden's Day Care; the carpentry of eight beaver ``joiners'' recalls the industry of Albert (who drives the school bus here); while ten peacocks hover above the cozy community--by plane, balloon, and parachute. As in L. L. Brooke's Johnny Crow, the story is minimal but skillfully orchestrated, while there's lots to search out, identify, and count, especially in a final aerial scene in which all the animals appear. Again, Tryon's good- humored caricatures have a wit and charm that should endear them to generations of readers. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: March 31st, 1993
ISBN: 0-689-31785-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1993




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