DAVEY’S BLUE-EYED FROG by Patricia Harrison Easton


Age Range: 7 - 10
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Girls of all species drive Davey crazy. Seems like the girls in his life are bound to boss him around. If it isn’t bossy Becky, his neighbor and friend from third grade, it’s Amy, the new girl frog he’s found by the lake. Amy has a specific demand: a kiss from a boy that will break a spell and return her to her former princess form. And Amy wants the kiss NOW, before the spell becomes permanent. Davey doesn’t believe in spells or in kissing a girl, even to save her from an amphibian’s life. But Davey’s a good boy with a fine heart and he can’t bear to see someone suffer. Despite the fantastic situations presented in this light tale for new readers, Easton’s characters grow and learn from their new challenges. Amy returns to her human form and is transformed by her amphibious experience; Davey, rethinking his fondness for capturing wild animals, frees the wild critters he is keeping in the many smelly cages and containers in his room. Wohnoutka’s light, cartoony pencil illustrations keep the story hopping along. (Fiction. 7-10)

Pub Date: April 21st, 2003
ISBN: 0-618-18185-7
Page count: 104pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2003


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