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The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog

Sue deGennaro
Item #: D73876
Format: Cloth
Pages/Publication Date: 32 / 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781481471305
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A little boy really likes to dress up as animals, while Camille gets excited about numbers and math; despite their differences, these pals are inseparable. Dressed as a cat, the boy is chased by a dog, prompting a costume change. Camille suggests a frog, but as the two friends are assembling the costume, they have a falling out and she leaves. Being a frog is not as fulfilling now, but the boy realizes that he must seek out Camille and make amends. Will she meet him halfway? Sue deGennaro's book for readers 4 to 8 is a homage to the power of acceptance, and her expressive mixed-media illustrations are paired with fun typography.

"Set against a soothing beige backdrop, the illustrations are rendered in collage, Conte crayon, and pencil and ink. They are detailed yet playful and invite readers to linger over each page. Marvelous images of numbers and graphs are peppered throughout, and the sketches of frogs beg to be closely examined."—School Library Journal


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