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The Resource Frog and friends : best summer ever, written by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Josée Masse

Frog and friends : best summer ever, written by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Josée Masse

Label
Frog and friends : best summer ever
Title
Frog and friends
Title remainder
best summer ever
Statement of responsibility
written by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Josée Masse
Title variation
Best summer ever
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Frog enjoys a summer with his friends as he compares himself to a bat, takes a vacation, and meets a Starman who helps him to see the night sky in a new way
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • Grades 1-3 Like the other Frog and Friends titles in the I Am a Reader! series, this installment features three small-scale adventures. In the first tale, Frog and Little Brown Bat compare and contrast their traits and characteristics, declaring that they “do not have to be the same to be friends.” In the second story, Frog goes on vacation, and one by one, his friends invite themselves along. In the final tale, Starman teaches Frog and his friends about the stars and lets each one pick a star of their own. Although Bunting’s gentle lessons may not have the comedic punch of the previous titles, Masse’s bright cartoon illustrations of the affable woodland creatures provide plenty of verve. -- McKulski, Kristen (Reviewed 06-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 19)
  • Gr 1 – 2 — This beginning reader has a positive message and sweet lessons on being a good friend. In the first story, Frog and Little Brown Bat explore their similarities and differences. "We are the same and not the same." In the second, Frog's plan to take a vacation alone becomes a group holiday for him and all of his friends and "it was the best vacation ever." The third story features Frog and Starman, a mysterious figure who gives away stars to Frog and his friends, but of course the celestial objects stay up in the sky. To thank the Starman for the pleasing gifts, the friends sing him "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." The colorful, digital cartoons are wonderful and the connection between the story and the illustrations is fantastic. An excellent addition to any collection.—Kathy Buchsbaum, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, NY --Kathy Buchsbaum (Reviewed November 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 11, p70)
  • Frog and his friends are back (Frog and Friends, 2011) in another trio of early-reader tales, but this time they focus less on humor and problem solving and more on life lessons and manners. In the first story, Frog and Bat play a game, pointing out the ways in which they are different, though "not unkindly." There are compliments aplenty as the two discover that they have just as many similarities as differences. In the second story, Frog sets off for a vacation for some time alone to think. The trouble is, his friends all want to come along. Not wanting to be rude, Frog allows it, and it turns out to be the best vacation ever. In the final tale, Frog meets Starman, who gives away the stars in the sky (and teaches a few star facts in the process). Frog gathers all his friends, and they each pick out a star to be their very own, even though they have to stay in the sky. The hearty friendships are plenty evident, both in the text and in the expressive faces of Masse's characters, but with the book's emphasis on not hurting others' feelings and making sure all are included, this is definitely more didactic than the series opener. There are good lessons here, but here's hoping Bunting will deliver the next ones with a healthier helping of humor. (Early reader. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2012)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10062657
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bunting, Eve
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Grades 1-2
Interest level
  • K-2
  • LG
  • LG
LC call number
PZ7.B91527
LC item number
Fsb 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
Reading level
  • 1.7
  • 2.1
  • 2.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Masse, Josée
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Frog and friends
  • I am a reader!
Series volume
0003
Study program name
  • Reading Counts RC
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader 2.1.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frogs
  • Animals
  • Friendship
  • Ponds
  • Summer
  • Frogs
  • Animals
  • Friendship
  • Ponds
  • Summer
  • Animals
  • Friendship
  • Frogs
  • Ponds
  • Summer
Target audience
primary
Label
Frog and friends : best summer ever, written by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Josée Masse
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frog and Little Brown Bat -- Frog takes a vacation -- Frog and Starman
Control code
ocn746835124
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
45 pages
Isbn
9781585365500
Lccn
2011030797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)746835124
Label
Frog and friends : best summer ever, written by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Josée Masse
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frog and Little Brown Bat -- Frog takes a vacation -- Frog and Starman
Control code
ocn746835124
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
45 pages
Isbn
9781585365500
Lccn
2011030797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)746835124

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