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a group of frogs go from jumping to dancing around the pond
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  TUCC | Jan 24, 2017 |
Tired of hopping and jumping, Betsy the frog sees the leaves float down from the trees and is inspired to leap and twirl--she calls it dancing. At first the other frogs tell her there is no room for dancing. But she eventually teaches everyone that there is room for hopping, jumping, and dancing.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jun 29, 2016 |
This book is about a frog named Betsy who is unhappy with hopping and jumping just like all the other frogs, so she teaches herself to dance. At first, the other frogs tell her that there is no room for her to dance while they are all hopping and that she has to find another place to dance. However, they soon begin to notice her dancing and want to learn from her. Betsy teaches them how to dance and tells them that there is room for both dancing as well as hopping and jumping. I think this could be an interesting lead in to having students talk about things they can do that make them special, and give students an opportunity to share those with the class. If time permits, students could even teach other students in the class how to do those activities.
  cseiger | May 9, 2014 |
Betsy is a frog who is bored of hopping and jumping. So she decides to experiment and soon she is leaping and twisting. Dancing! Unfortunately, her grassy dancing spot is interrupted by a group of frogs who insist there is no room for dancing, just hopping and jumping. Betsy and the other frogs learn that diversity is a good thing, you can hop, jump, AND dance!

Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations feature speckled frogs with large eyes and magnificent leg muscles. Although the frogs aren’t capable of facial expressions, the movements of their bodies jumping, hopping, leaping, and twirling make up for this inability. The text is concise, with just one sentence to each page.

Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day: http://picturebookaday.blogspot.com/2012/01/book-21-hop-jump-by-ellen-stoll-wals...
  amy-picturebookaday | Jan 21, 2012 |
This book is about a blue frog living with all green frogs, needless to say she is different. Not only is she blue, but while the other frogs "hop and jump" she can't seem to get the hang of it. Instead, she dances until she is told by other frogs that there is no room for dancing. Instead of being sad, she decides to find her own space where she can dance. This makes the other frogs curious so they go to her special spot and decide to dance too. This is a great story with a lesson to be yourself even if you're different. ( )
  hebeaton | Apr 7, 2010 |
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Tired of hopping and jumping, Betsy the frog sees the leaves float down from the trees and is inspired to leap and twirl--she calls it dancing. At first the other frogs tell her there is no room for dancing. But she eventually teaches everyone that there is room for hopping, jumping, and dancing. “A beautifully designed book that, like Walsh’s earlier efforts, yields new subtleties and visual delights with each reading.”--Kirkus Reviews

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Bored with just hopping and jumping, a frog discovers dancing.

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