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The Biggest Frog in Australia by Susan L.…

The Biggest Frog in Australia

by Susan L. Roth

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This is a book based on the Australian tale called, Tiddalik the Flood-maker. One day the biggest frog in Australia wakes up very thirsty and drinks up all the water in Australia. The others animals become very thirsty so they have to try to get the frog to laugh so that they water would return to the lakes, oceans,rivers,puddles, etc.. This is a good book to introduce different tales from different countries. ( )
  kclopez | Mar 4, 2012 |
A fun read aloud with good interaction. Frog drinks all the water in Australia, the other thirsty animals try to make him laugh so he spits the water out. Only the eels succeed because EELS are so funny. ( )
  dangerlibearian | Dec 28, 2010 |
Roth, Susan L. The Biggest Frog in Australia. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2000. Print.

This Aboriginal "tall tale" that originates from the Dreamtime, is about an extremely thirsty frog, who drinks all of Australia's water. Therefore the other animals conspire and work together to reclaim the water. A standout feature of "The Biggest Frog in Australia", is definitely the vivid collage work, created out of different types of paper. A glossary is also included, which is useful for understanding a variety of Australian terms. "The Biggest Frog in Australia" is suitable for the ages of about 4 to 8. ( )
  SunshyneBuckarma | Jul 25, 2010 |
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Once, in the Dreamtime, the biggest frog in Australia woke up thirsty. So thirsty that he drinks up all the water from the oceans, lakes, rivers, billabongs, puddles, and even from the clouds. When he is done, the earth is parched, and the other animals are thirsty.

Wise old Wombat suggests that the animals try to make the biggest frog laugh, so the water will spill out of his mouth. But the frog barely hears Kookaburra's best jokes, and yawns at Kangaroo's acrobatics. Koala waddles ridiculously, but still no luck.

What will make the frog laugh and bring life back to Australia?

Find out in this colorful retelling of a classic Australian folktale.

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When a thirsty frog drinks up all the water in Australia, the other animals must think of a way to make him give it up.

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