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Tadpole's Promise (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) Hardcover – May 17, 2005
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"Breaks the mould in form as well as content." —Sunday Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
This book works for adults, since the issues of love, change, growth, and forgiveness can be debated. It works for teens, who will love the ending. And it works for children, who are will definately "get" and enjoy the ending.
Format: one of the great things about the book is that it uses the book itself as part of the design. So, yes, as pointed out, this books is "sideways", but that is because the "top" part is the air and the "bottom" the water.
Oh, and JerseyTomato? You say: "To read the book, you need to hold it open long-ways, so the pages are laid out like a wall calendar. It is not easy to turn the pages. I can't believe the School Library Journal reviewer didn't even mention this." Did you miss the very beginning of the SLJ review: "Beginning with pages that open vertically instead of horizontally"?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I went though so many emotions while reading this book for the first time to my Pre-K class. I never heard of it, but saw that it was about making promises which was perfect for a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by nickie
Quirky book. My older kids loved it, the younger was horrified. I love it.Published 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
For teachers, this is great for introducing irony. It is super short, super cute, and attractive even to older students. (And it arrived on time and in good condition.)Published 21 months ago by Virginia
Seriously, funny??? This is a very cruel story: how can it possibily be a good idea to read to a child? Read morePublished 22 months ago by Marie-CLaude Piguet
Wonderful tale. When I tell this story, everybody ( specially the adults) love it.Published 24 months ago by TNT
This book does not follow the happy ending that you would expect. Kids love the unexpected ending, but it is one that you probably want to discuss with your child instead of... Read morePublished on July 1, 2014 by kv