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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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999 Tadpoles is about a family of tadpoles that go on a journey with their mom and dad to find a new, bigger pond to call home. They meet a sleeping snake and an evil hawk that carries them all away and drops them into a big new pond. The tadpoles and their parents live happily ever after. I did not count to see if there were, in fact, 999 tadpoles. ( )
  S_Trevor | Jun 12, 2017 |
Cute. I like the design with all the white space, and the look of the tadpoles and frogs is charming. In a short but thrilling adventure the whole family most find somewhere to live that's a bit bigger.

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  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
“We’ll have to move,” says Mother, after realizing the pond is too small. But moving a family of 999 young frogs is fraught with danger! Hungry snakes are crawling through the grass. Hungry hawks are flying through the sky. A young frog makes a mighty tasty morsel. Never underestimate the quick wits of 999 young frogs!
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 4, 2016 |
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 |
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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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