Dave and the Frog
by Jenny Phillips
My son really likes this story and finds it funny. He is learning to read with emotion and this book is perfect for him to practice.
It's a chapter book!
My little one was excited to read a chapter book like the older kids. The words were perfect for challenging her but not to hard. One of her summer activities is frog catching so this held her interest.
Great for the Reluctant Reader
This book was great for catching the interest of my son who is somewhat of a reluctant reader.
I liked the book illustrations but....
I was drawn to the beautiful illustrations of this book but there’s an element of the story which sits uncomfortably with me. The boy sees a frog at the pond and he then chases it as he wants it as a pet. Upon capturing it his mother says he can take the frog home but he must take care of it. Despite it eventually being returned to its natural habitat, I disliked the way the boy behaved and how his mother agreed he could take it. We should not be encouraging children that they can remove a creature from its natural habitat based on our own selfish desires. It’s just not something i feel comfortable reading to my daughter. Shame as the book is very beautiful otherwise and i enjoy all of our other TGATB books.
Frogs as pets
This book was a good story but a bit less exciting than others from TGTB. It is listed as a 1A but I’d nearly put it in the book bundle C or D. Its pretty easy and overall a great story but less descriptive than a typical level 1 book. The story is about a boy who (although he has a whole farm of animals) wants a frog as a pet. The mother allows him to catch the frog and take care of it but soon the boy realizes a wild animal should stay in the wild and can take care of itself better there. The end moral of the story is great and can resonate with many but the story line leading to the end is a little drawn out and basic
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