Wander through a Universe inhabited by outcomes that border on miracles, or delusion, or both. There is a lot of truth in Fiction, just like in these stories. Lost loves, forgiveness of past wrongs, starting over- again, all these things play out in stories from the past, or present, or future. You may chuckle at a few stories, maybe even laugh out loud. The humor is genuine, no sarcasm, just laughter. The author is Autistic, and even though he doesn't get sarcasm, decades of bullies and bullying have helped him recognize when it is present. You won't find many bullies winning in these stories.
You will find, math, science, alien life, frontier life, true love, and happy endings (mostly). If books were food, this one would be a stew with many ingredients. Like a stew you can sample it , taste it, and let it simmer, and then reheat it. Some folks like to race through the stories, only slowing down when they see themselves in a character, scene, or situation. Others find a groove, and let the stories flow around them gently bumping up against the ones they like. Even inanimate objects, like a rocker, or a computer, or a crystal have a story to tell. In this book, the do tell their story. Enjoy.
Some of the stories are loosely based on true events. And all can be as true as you want them to be. Some will touch your heart in ways that will sparkle, others, well, a soft tear may leak from your eye.
Whether it be Angels, or Aliens, or a tree looking for a home, these are stories for the whole family to enjoy. What does a Rocking Chair want for Xmas? Find out inside. Let the snow fall, and the frost form on the window, sit back, sip the words slowly, blowing on them a bit, to cool them first. Enjoy.
From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be. These five adventurous tales are perfect for Level 2 beginning readers.
The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor (Frog and Toad Together), a Caldecott Honor (Frog and Toad are Friends), ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.
The beloved classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor, a Caldecott Honor, ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.
This Level 2 I Can Read is geared toward kids who can read on their own but still need a little help.
The beloved classic about friendship—a Newbery Honor Book!
Frog and Toad are best friends—they do everything together. When Toad admires the flowers in Frog's garden, Frog gives him seeds to grow a garden of his own. When Toad bakes cookies, Frog helps him eat them. And when both Frog and Toad are scared, they are brave together. School Library Journal called this story collection from Arnold Lobel "a masterpiece of child-styled humor and sensitivity."
Winner of the Newbery Honor award, Frog and Toad Together is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor, a Caldecott Honor, ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.
The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor (Frog and Toad Together), a Caldecott Honor (Frog and Toad Are Friends), ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.
Princess Emeralda isn't exactly an ideal princess. Her laugh is like a donkey's bray rather than tinkling bells, she trips over her own feet and she does NOT like Prince Jorge, whom her mother hopes she will marry. But if Emma ever thought to escape her life, she never expected it to happen by turning into a frog! When convinced to kiss a frog so he might return to being a Prince, somehow the spell is reversed and Emma turns into a frog herself! Thus begins the adventure - a quest to return to human form.
Fascinating and hilarious characters ranging from a self-conscious but friendly bat to a surprisingly loyal snake and a wise old green witch confirm that readers won't soon forget this madcap story! A fantastic debut from the talented E.D. Baker.
Look for the other exciting books in the TALES OF THE FROG PRINCESS series: A Prince Among Frogs, Dragon Kiss, Dragon's Breath, The Dragon Princess, Once Upon a Curse, No Place for Magic, and The Salamander Spell!
Ben's adjustment to his new environment is not going well until he unexpectedly finds a kindred spirit in his eccentric fifth-grade science teacher, Mrs. Tibbets. Together they explore the varied habitats on her rural property, and she introduces him to the elusive and endangered Eastern spadefoot toads that make their home there.
When Ben discovers that Mrs. Tibbets's relatives plan to sell the land to developers, he knows he must try to stop them. As Ben's obsession with saving the spadefoot toads' habitat grows, his schoolwork suffers and his relationships with his family and new friends are strained. One foolish, impulsive act threatens to destroy his friendship with Mrs. Tibbets—and maybe even her career. But just when it seems things can't get any worse, Ben finds a way to meet his responsibilities to the people around him and learns what it means to feel "at home."
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The fight to protect the Amphibilands rages on in the second book of this action-packed, illustrated series by former football pro Trevor Pryce. The Spider Queen and Lord Marmoo of the scorpions still have their eyes and fangs set on the vulnerable home of the frogs, and this time they’ve got some impressive backup: the Ghost Bats, Tasmanian Devils, and Blue Band Bees. The constant threats from the outside are keeping the frog warriors busy, so while Gee and Coorah hold down the defenses, Darel and the Kulipari go in search of their dreamcasting turtle friend, Yabber. Yabber, once found, insists he knows who holds the key to saving the Amphibilands: the Rainbow Serpent. With some powerful new allies and a destiny greater than he could have possibly imagined, Darel may be able to beat his enemies and protect his home once and for all.The Kulipari series is perfect for fantasy readers not quite ready for the Redwall series.
It’s frogs versus scorpions in this new series by professional football player Trevor Pryce. For years, the frogs of the Amphibilands have lived in safety—protected by an elite group of poisonous frogs named the Kulipari and by the dreamcasting spell of the turtle king that cloaks their lands in mystery. Now the spell is threatened by the Spider Queen, a talented spellcaster, and Lord Marmoo, leader of the scorpions. With the Kulipari off training in secret, the Amphibilands have never been so vulnerable. Enter Darel, a young frog who dreams of joining the Kulipari, despite his utter lack of poison and limited fighting skills. With the help of a motley crew of friends, Darel has the chance to become the warrior of his dreams.
Cool animals, thrilling action, and a bit of natural science—this novel, illustrated in full color by acclaimed comics artist Sanford Greene, is sure to be a major hit with boys.
Praise for An Army of Frogs
"This little frog should find fans among readers of the Warriors and Redwall sagas."
"Pryce builds tension as the frogs figure out how to deploy their varied skills and reach the ancient turtle king who long ago placed a protective spell over their land. The violent but not overly graphic action is well matched by Greene’s dynamic and plentiful full-color illustrations."
"In this fast-paced tale, Pryce finds just the right balance between brutality and bravery, friendship and betrayal, and loss and discovery. A must-have, winning adventure that is nearly impossible to put down."
—School Library Journal
"Greene’s color full-page illustrations have the richly saturated look of Marvel comic books, and there’s a superhero feel to the various fighting poses Darel and his pals take."
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This clever fantasy series featuring frogs versus scorpions, set in Australia, makes for pleasant reading."
—Library Media Connection
Two ducks said WAK WAK.
And one big frog said GA-DUNK!
In this beloved classic title from husband-and-wife team Susan Schade and Jon Buller, a boy goes to the pond to fish but is interrupted by noisy animals that count their way from one to six with silly sounds. Toddlers love to count along and imitate the animals as they count. The big frog's trademark GA-DUNK becomes more fun to say with every page.
Thanks to this new edition, parents, teachers, and librarians who have searched in vain for an affordable used copy will finally be able to share this gem with a whole new generation of GA-DUNKing toddlers at story time.
Young readers will enjoy discovering Old Mr. Toad's destination in this delightful tale by master storyteller, Thornton W. Burgess. Set in the timeless fictional locale of the Green Forest and the Smiling Pool, this book transports today's youngsters to the same world of gentle breezes and lovable creatures that has delighted generations of children before then. There, they'll enjoy the warmth and whimsy of this tale while learning important lessons about nature, the environment, and the "lesser folk of fur and feathers."
Soon the pig draws the attention of all the nearby animals; everyone is curious to know what he wants! After much guessing (and shouting) and a visit to the wise old beetle, the animals realize that perhaps the pig was not there to mock them afterall—maybe he just wanted to make new friends! But is it too late? This is a warm, funny, and beautifully illustrated story of friendship, with boisterous RIBBIT!s throughout—perfect for reading aloud.
When Froggy and Mom and Pollywogilina set out for the library, Froggy brings a wheelbarrow to hold all the books he plans to borrow. There are so many to choose from: Dinosaur books! Books about Space Frog! Froggy is so excited that he forgets to use his indoor voice.
Readers enjoy Froggy’s antics, and so does Miss Otterbottom, the librarian. “Come again soon, Froggy,” she says.
The future of the Amphibilands has never looked so bleak. With Lord Marmoo still maniacally bent on taking over the outback, Darel can’t fathom why the Rainbow Serpent wants him to lower the Veil, the Amphibilands’ only source of protection. But the Serpent’s message is clear, and in preparation for the inevitable battle, Darel and the Kulipari go in search of someone—anyone—to fight on their side. In their travels, the frog warriors make a perilous discovery: the outback’s water supplies are mysteriously disappearing. With the odds stacked against them, Darel and the Kulipari must take one final stand to protect their home, before it becomes . . . the Arachnilands. The Kulipari trilogy comes to its thrilling conclusion in this action-packed adventure by Trevor Pryce and acclaimed comics artist Sanford Greene.
When Froggy and his family go to visit Grandma, they look forward to all kinds of fun: a baseball game, a trip to the amusement park, a visit to the museum to see the Frogga Lisa.
But best of all is cooking with Grandma and learning to make her specialty, spaghetti with fly sauce.
Froggy's antics everywhere he goes will delight his many fans.
¡Cuidado, superpotencias del fútbol! Este agente rana no se detendrá ante nada para servir a su país en la decisiva clasificatoria para la Copa del Mundo, a la vez que muestra sus tremendas habilidades.
¡ATENCIÓN! En esta breve y tonta historia abundan los chistes. No bebas leche mientras la lees ¡a menos que te guste que te salga por la nariz!
Aproximadamente 4000 palabras, 12 imágenes y 1 tonta superestrella del fútbol.
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Children have enjoyed the misadventures of trouble-prone Froggy in more than twenty books. Froggy just never learns--and that's why we love him!
With the spunk of Ladybug Girl and an illustration style suggestive of Charles Schulz, Maggi and Milo are an irresistible pair with a whole lot of charm.
For nearly four decades, watercolorist Holly Hobbie has drawn inspiration from the wonders of nature. During one especially hard winter, she found herself imagining the story of a determined toad's spring journey. Her vivid depiction of this endearing creature's glorious yet fragile world is a sparkling celebration of survival and renewal. From the muddy brown road outside a farmhouse to the sweet-smelling garden to the cool lily pads in the pond, readers will feel their senses rejuvenated by Holly Hobbie's gemlike, detailed paintings in this nearly wordless work.
“A fun-for-all, tongue-tangling, giggle-getting, rousing reading-aloud . . . Should be a storytime favorite.”—School Library Journal
Everyone’s favorite frog learns to swim!
Frogs are supposed to be great swimmers. "Not me!" says Froggy, who's afraid of the water. But with a little encouragement, some practice, and the help of a silly song or two, Froggy becomes an expert frog-kicker!
“Froggy’s childlike dialogue and the sound words—‘zook! Zik!’; ‘flop flop . . . splash!’ make this a wonderful read aloud.” —School Library Journal
An IRA/CBC Children’s Choice
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"The humor and spirited artwork will put Froggy fans in the holiday mood!" (The Horn Book)
"Children who have delighted in the earlier books about Froggy will cheer him along as he experiences his very first Christmas." (School Library Journal)
Woven into Grandfather Frog's adventures are the daring pranks of Jerry Muskrat, Little Joe Otter, and Billy Mink, the hunting exploits of Longlegs the Blue Heron and Whitetail the Marsh Hawk, and the brave deeds of Danny Meadow Mouse and Striped Chipmunk. Their interwoven stories, newly reset here in large, easy-to-read type, will delight children as they discover, one by one, the many good reasons why Grandfather Frog came to wish he had never, never thought of leaving the Smiling Pool to see the Great World.
Children have enjoyed the misadventures of trouble-prone Froggy in more than twenty books. Froggy just never learns—and that's why we love him!
“An enjoyable, light-hearted comedy of errors, cheerfully illustrated with festive Halloween details.” —Booklist
“Children will just love this frog, and non-scary Halloween stories are much needed, especially good ones.” —School Library Journal
Froggy's Sleepover is certain to dissolve any sleepover worries into giggles as Froggy and Max delight young readers with sleepover fun.
Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz have collaborated on fourteen previous Froggy books, including Froggy Gets Dressed, Froggy's First Kiss, Froggy Plays in the Band, Froggy Goes to the Doctor, Froggy's Baby Sister, and the latest, Froggy's Day with Dad.
This title has Common Core connections.
The series is known as one of the most beautiful on the kindle. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color kindle.
Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of frogs: anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.
*** You and your kids will love learning about frogs
Table of Contents
1. Frogs: Fascinating Facts
2. The Frog’s Life Cycle
3. Where do Frogs Live?
5. Are Frogs and Toads the Same?
6. What do Frogs Eat?
7. Types of Frogs
8. Poisonous Frogs as Pets
9. Poison Dart Frogs
10. Tree Frogs.
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Fascinating Facts. You will find more about all these facts as you read this book.
1. Frogs belong to the zoological class called Amphibians and are cold-blooded vertebrates.
2. There are about 3,900 different species of frogs, including toads. They are all born with tails but loose them, as they grow.
3. Common species of frogs include the Goliath frog; Darwin's frog; the Northern Leopard frog; the Poison Dart Frog; the Ornate Horned Frog; the Tree frog and the Wood frog.
4. Toads are basically the same as frogs, but they belong to a class called Bufonidae.
5. All frogs have flat heads, bulging eyes and strong hind legs, which are long and adapted for swimming and leaping. In general, frogs prefer a moist environment.
6. Some toads prefer a drier climate. Their legs are usually shorter and are adapted for walking more than leaping. Toads usually have warty, quite rough skins and are often poisonous.
Azure dart frog / Dendrobates azureus
7. Frogs do not need to drink water as they can readily absorb it through their skins.
8. The nose and the eyes of a frog are positioned on the head in such a way that allows it to breathe and see while the rest of its body is submerged under water.
9. There are some frogs which can jump further than 20 times their body length, in one leap.
10. Frogs swallow their food whole. Mostly they eat the meat of bugs and worms. They help humans by getting rid of some pesky disease carriers.
11. The Goliath is the world’s biggest frog. It lives in West Africa in Cameroon. It has a body that can measure more than one foot.
12. The smallest frog on earth used to be the Brazilian Gold frog. (Less than 1cm long). Last year, in 1912, an even smaller, (7mm) perfect frog was found in Papua New Guinea. It has a BIG name: Paedophryne amauensis.
Mom has agreed: Froggy can have a pet. Off to the pet store they go. Mom would prefer a bunny or some mice, but Froggy and his little sister, Pollywogilina, have their hearts set on a doggy. And when Froggy sees the little dog with big brown eyes, he begs to take her home.
Mom cautions Froggy about all the new responsibilities he will have taking care of Doggy, but Froggy’s sure there will be no problem. He doesn’t count on Doggy being more difficult to train than he expected.
Froggy always lands himself in a pickle, but he always bounces back. That’s why everyone loves him!
None of the pond dwellers has ever seen the peculiar new frog before. They found him sitting in a pile of human clothes outside the hag’s house. What a strange frog he is! He gets his feet tangled when he tries to jump, he refuses to eat bugs, and he can’t tell a toad from a frog. He calls himself “De Fawg Pin,” and he’s about to turn pond life topsy-turvy!
“The frog prince motif has inspired many books, but few as original as this novel.”—Booklist
“An animal fantasy that fairy tale readers will relish.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
Josh and Danny vow to stay away from Petty's S.W.I.T.C.H. formula, but when their new friend Charlie gets into trouble, they know there's only one option: find Petty and get hopping!