WORKING FROG by Nancy Winslow Parker


Age Range: 6 - 8
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 In picture book format, a story based on the adventures of a real frog. Winston--a self-possessed, one-pound bullfrog--describes his capture at Witchett's Pond in Westchester County, N. Y., and being taken to the Bronx Zoo, where he is first put in a holding tank in the reptile house and then on public display. Parker's attractive full-color illustrations are full of droll humor as they explore the zoo from the inmates point of view. Her informative, first-person text is brief, but not always easy; younger readers may wonder at measurements from ``nose to vent,'' or ``stool samples checked for parasites.'' Still, a charming first chapter book that should delight younger readers and zoo lovers of all ages. (Fiction. 6-8)

Pub Date: April 14th, 1992
ISBN: 0-688-09918-1
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1992


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