Friday, July 20, 2007
FISH, FROGS & TURTLES
Anansi’s Party Time by Eric Kimmel, 2008. After Anansi invites Turtle to a party just to play a trick on him, Turtle exacts his revenge.
Beware of the Frog by William Bee, 2008. In this very British tale, a little old lady lives at the edge of the woods, with only her pet frog to protect her from all of the monsters nearby.
Dogfish by Gillian Shields, 2008. A boy longing for a dog decides to train his fish to catch sticks and wags its tail.
Epossumondas Saves the Day by Coleen Salley, 2006. A trip to the store to buy baking soda is interrupted by a great big Louisiana snapping turtle!
Faucet Fish by Fay Robinson, 2005. When all sorts of fish start plopping out of her bathroom faucet, Elizabeth has a hard time getting her parents to believe her.
Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London, 1995. Froggy is afraid of the water until he puts on his flippers, snorkle and other swimming gear.
Little Red Fish by Taeeun Yoo, 2007. A boy loses his fish in the library.
Look Out for the Big Bad Fish by Sheridan Cain, 1998. Tadpole meets all sorts of friends who know how to jump, and wishes he could jump like them.
My Goldfish by Barroux. A child's detailed accoounting of characteristics and eccentricities of his/her pet goldfish might inspire children to write pet stories of their own!
Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, 2008. Fish swims about with his face in a pout.
Race of the Century by Barry Downard, 2008. A race between Tom Tortoise and Flash Harry Hare becomes a world-wide media event.
Ribbit by Chad Bender. Froggy changes the top of his head, the middle of his head, or his body to become different character.
Stick by Steve Breen, 2006. When a frog’s tongue is stuck to a dragonfly, he is pulled out of the swamp and into an exciting adventure.
Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis, 2005. A caterpillar falls in love with a tadpole, and begs him never to change.
Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus, 2008. A tiny tadpole grows up to fearlessly face a world of dinosaurs.
Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau, 2006. Whenever Ugly Fish gets a new tankmate, he eats him/her, which doesn’t leave him with a lot of friends.