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999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura

999 Tadpoles (edition 2011)

by Ken Kimura, Yasunari Murakami

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Title:999 Tadpoles
Authors:Ken Kimura
Other authors:Yasunari Murakami
Info:NorthSouth (2011), Hardcover, 40 pages

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999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura



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I really, really liked this book! It satisfied my imagination and had a bit of thrill involved. The illustrations of the frogs were cute and simple. I liked the shots that were drawn to look far away, with the frogs as tiny green dots hanging in a swirled line from a hawk in the air. The ending was happy and their scare with the hawk turned out to be a sort of short-cut to a bigger pond and blessing in disguise.
  knorthway | Mar 9, 2016 |
I was totally charmed by this! I loved the dry, dry text. ("'We have a situation here,' said Father.") I loved the round froggy eyes and the many, many jumpy froggy legs. Whimsical story with a just-right solution. Great for storytime! ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
The kids will see the tadpoles become frogs, as well as, what prey on frogs. Once the frogs finally make it home, in an unconventional way, they are as happy as can be.
  bmmander | Dec 2, 2013 |
"Field-tested" this one with my kindergartners last week, and they loved it. The story lends itself very well to conversations about fiction vs nonfiction, and how reading a silly story like this one can inspire us to learn more about frogs (and with Nic Bishop's Frogs at the ready, they were hooked). ( )
  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
In this Japanese import, 999 young frogs and their parents demonstrate amazing resourcefulness as they escape predators on their way to a new home. Totally delightful! ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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After the 999 tadpoles who live in a small pond outgrow their home, their mother tells them to follow their father in seach of a new pond, as they tag along even when their father is swooped up by a hungry hawk.

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