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Children's Fiction Frogs & Toads

Frogness

by (author) Sarah Nelson

illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

Publisher
Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Apr 2021
Category
Frogs & Toads, Senses & Sensation, Emotions & Feelings, Environment
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771473750
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771474757
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 4

Description

An exuberant frog hunt, full of mud, muck, and wonder, leads to a playful exploration of mindfulness
As rain clouds bloom across the sea and the first stars wink, Sammy and Chocolate tiptoe into the marsh behind their house in search of frogs. They can hear frogs everywhere—croaking, chirping, clucking, burping—but though they poke and peek, wriggle and sneak, they can’t spot even one. It’s only after Sammy and Chocolate stop looking, flop onto the grass, and fade into frogness—no thinking, just being—that frogs come flying. Plink! Plop! Splatter! Splash! Too slippery and fast to catch!
Written in lively, lilting free verse, Frogness invites curiosity and energetic play while also highlighting mindfulness and the hidden rewards of patience. Lush paintings and buoyant language immerse readers in the rich atmosphere of a marsh at sunset. This joyful summer read celebrates being part of nature and soaking up all the sounds and sensory details of our environment, whether we are active or at rest.

About the authors

SARAH NELSON is a poet, teacher, and the author of several books for young children, including Frogness and the I Like the Weather series. Sarah’s stories and poems explore a variety of themes, but she especially loves writing about nature and often spots book ideas in the parks around her Minnesota home as they hop, honk, or pedal past.

 

Sarah Nelson's profile page

Née en 1943, près de New York, Eugenie Fernandes puise son admiration pour les animaux et la nature dans les souvenirs de son enfance. Son inspiration, elle la doit en grande partie à son père, illustrateur de bandes dessinées, avec qui elle passait de longues heures dans son studio.En 1965, Eugenie Fernandes obtient son diplôme de l'école des Arts Visuels de New York et commence alors sa carrière en tant qu'illustratrice. Elle réalise des cartes de v?ux jusqu'au jour où on lui suggère de consulter un agent. Peu de temps après, Eugenie publie sa toute première histoire.Eugenie a écrit ou illustré plus de 80 livres dont Grosse journée, petite souris! et Caféolait s'en va-t-en ville. Parmi ses thèmes préférés, on retient ceux de l'eau et de la nature que l'on retrouve dans des livres tels que Des vagues dans la baignoire ou encore Lina et l'arbre magique. Elle vit aujourd'hui dans le sud de l'Ontario et travaille depuis sa maison dans son studio surplombant un lac et la forêt environnante.

 

Kim Fernandes is one of Canada's foremost 3-D illustrators. Previous books include "Zebo and the Dirty Planet," "One Grey Mouse" and "Gifts to Make with Model Magic." She lives in Port Perry, Ontario.

Eugenie Fernandes, Kim's mother, is an equally talented author and illustrator. Some of her best-known books include "Waves in the Bathtub," and "A Difficult Day." She lives in Ontario.

Eugenie Fernandes' profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Sammy tells the story, and fills their tale with sights, sounds and joy. The illustrations add interest and appeal."

Sal's Fiction Addiction

"This book may inspire some children to adventure outdoors and see what they can see ... A celebration of childhood nature exploring."

Youth Services Book Review

"Full of happy adventure and discovery, with lively storytelling from Sarah Nelson and deeply charming (and adorably frog-filled!) illustrations from Eugenie Fernandes, Frogness is a real delight to explore."

 

Fab Book Reviews

"Imaginative, delightful, and very froggy."

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