The Wide-Mouthed Frog (A Pop-Up Book)

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Product description From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He's particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors--that is, of course, until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious. From Publishers Weekly A curious frog goes a bit too far when querying his neighbors about their eating habits in this simplified, pop-up version of a traditional American tale. "I'm a wide-mouthed frog and I eat flies," he announces, demonstrating in flamboyant, 3-D splendor just how he got the appellation "wide-mouthed." Each spread features a different animal describing its meal of choice, including a blue-feathered bird (worms and slugs), a furry brown mouse (seeds and berries) and, finally, ominously, a big, green alligator. The creatures are depicted in sunny colors and and show off uncomplicated but large, well-constructed pop-up beaks, whiskers and snouts. When the alligator answers that he eats "delicious wide-mouthed frogs," Frog's comical response, resulting in a climactic fold-out "Splash!" will have readers giggling aloud. Ages 2-6. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From School Library Journal PreS?A greatly condensed, pop-up edition of the universally known story of the bragging wide-mouthed frog who ends up changing his tune and trying to make his mouth as tiny as possible. It's a tale that is particularly effective when the teller exaggerates the mouth and lip movements. This shortened version denies the chance to develop audience participation. Bright, watercolor-and-ink pictures have child appeal as do the pop-out tongue, beak, and snout of the animals included. The splash at the end is "extensive" but is part of the back cover and demonstrates how fragile the book is. Not practical for circulation, this title would be nice as a supplement to the actual first telling of the story or as an example of fine paper engineering.?Kathy East, Wood County District Public Library, OH Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review This delightful pop-up features not just a frog but a variety of wide-mouthed animals. A range of creatures open wide mouths at each turn of the page in a colorful picture book which presents unusual eating habits and creatures. Jonathan Lambert's drawings are simple but they work well, folding in as easily as they pop out. -- Midwest Book Review About the Author Keith Faulkner is a published author and a creator of children's books. Jonathan Lambert is a published author, designer, and an illustrator of children's books.


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