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Lionni "is in typically fine form" with this witty story about three frogs who have a "memorable" adventure, said PW. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Kindergarten-Grade 3-A fable about friendship with a touch of mistaken identity. One day Jessica, an adventuresome young frog, rolls home a "beautiful stone" to show her two froggy friends. Marilyn, who knows "everything about everything," states with absolute certainty that it's a chicken egg. So when an alligator hatches, the three frogs are surprised and delighted with how well their "chicken" can swim. When she saves Jessica from drowning in a tangle of weeds, the two become inseparable friends. One day, a bird lands to lead the alligator back to her mother; Jessica accepts this with equanimity. She is a heroine whose wonder at the world and loyalty to her friends rank her with such erstwhile heroes as Joyce's "Bently" and Dr. Seuss's "Horton." But while those two stalwarts protect and cherish their eggs before they hatch, most of this story centers on the relationship that develops after the little alligator springs from its shell. Lionni's understated text perfectly complements his signature illustrations, which are a skillful combination of collage, crayon, and watercolors. An eggs-traordinary treat from a master storyteller.
Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This has become my daughter's favorite book to read to her baby. She thinks the story is really cute and funny.Published 13 days ago by Tyla Sherman
Our three year old loves "Leo". We have a few of these now and she carries them around asking us to read Leo to her. Beautiful and fun books.Published 7 months ago by C. Johnson
Really cute book with a fun story for pre-schoolers. We bought it for my sons classroom and all the kids loved it.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Purchased as a gift, but of course HAD to make sure it was kid friendly ; ) Its a great book for little ones. Mr. Lionni still his child like imagination. Read morePublished 9 months ago by N. Peters
I thought this was hilarious! My girls loved it - ages 3 + - teaches them a sense of humor!!Published 9 months ago by one of
I bought this for Easter because it was a book we could read all year long. My daughter loves it when we get to the part where you find out it's an alligator egg.Published 11 months ago by tdg
Another in the long list of incredible Leo Lionni books - wonderful stories, beautiful pictures, useful lessons!Published 11 months ago by Judgemhc