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The Resource Little frog and the scary autumn thing, story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Ellen Shi

Little frog and the scary autumn thing, story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Ellen Shi

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Little frog and the scary autumn thing
Title
Little frog and the scary autumn thing
Statement of responsibility
story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Ellen Shi
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Language
eng
Summary
"It's Little Frog's first autumn, and she doesn't like it one bit. It is not the green world she loves so much, but something scarier and ominous, filled with red and gold and yellow. And noise! WHIRRRRR. CHIRRRR. BAROOOOOOM. But encouraged by her Mama, who reminds her that "Most things that are scary are just new," Little Frog bravely sets out into this world. When her courage wavers, she starts to run and soon is lost, miserably lost. She finds her way to Papa Frog and he shows her what Mama Frog means."--Amazon website
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Review
  • Vivid autumn foliage is generally considered to be a thing of beauty, but those unfamiliar colors spell danger to a young frog. “To Little Frog, red and gold were scary,” writes Yolen (On Bird Hill). “They were the colors of hot sun and cold blood.” Mama Frog tells her daughter that “most things that are scary are only just new,” and after exploring the forest on her own and sliding down a pile of leaves with her father, Little Frog starts to agree. Yolen doesn’t rush Little Frog’s emotional turnaround, and newcomer Shi’s inviting mixed-media landscapes make it clear that the amphibian is never in danger. Little Frog’s (mostly) reasoned reactions to her own nervousness hint at ways readers might tackle their own fears. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown. Illustrator’s agent: Anne Moore Armstrong, Bright Group. (Sept.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 07/04/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 27, p)
  • A young frog gets some parental help for her anxiety when green leaves turn red, gold, and purple.Little Frog shudders at the color changes in her comfortable green world, but taking heart from Mama Frogs Most things that are scary are only just new, she ventures out of the pond and into the woods. Falling leaves cause her courage to fail temporarilybut then the familiar voices of the wind, of a squirrel, and most particularly of Papa Frog, who invites her to slide down a leafy pile with him, lead her to conclude that Red and gold and orange are not scary at all. Back home the two hop, arm in arm, for a dinner of Mama Frogs hot shoo-fly pie. In the illustrations, rich colors underscore the intensity of Little Frogs feelings, as the sunlit greens of reeds and lily pads give way to showers of leaves that, in the shadowed woods, glow with autumn reds and golds. Just to make it easier for two-legged younglings to relate, Shi outfits Little Frog with a long red scarf and, in keeping with the assigned roles, gives Mama Frog blue eyes and a bead necklace. A low-key way of introducing the idea of change, in nature or otherwise. (Picture book. 4-6)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526717
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yolen, Jane
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD600L
  • Decoding demand: 70 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 75 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 89 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 78 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shi, Ellen
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Little Frog (Jane Yolen)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frogs
  • Autumn
  • Courage
  • Autumn
  • Frogs
  • Frogs
  • Autumn
  • Courage
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Little frog and the scary autumn thing, story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Ellen Shi
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1646664
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781943978014
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781943978014
  • (OCoLC)933590811
Label
Little frog and the scary autumn thing, story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Ellen Shi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1646664
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781943978014
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781943978014
  • (OCoLC)933590811

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