FROG AND THE BIRDSONG by Max Velthuijs

FROG AND THE BIRDSONG

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The hero of Frog in Love (1989) deals with another rite of passage after he finds a dead bird. Friend Pig thinks the bird is asleep, Duck wonders whether it's ill, but Hare explains: ``Everything dies.'' The four bury the bird, remember his lovely song--then go on to a happy afternoon celebrating life. The evening song of another blackbird confirms the message: life goes on. The quiet blend of curiosity, respect, and joy in Velthuijs's text is enhanced by the simplicity of his bright, beautifully designed art. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: April 24th, 1991
ISBN: 0-374-32467-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1991