Thursday, October 30, 2008

Book Review - Little Tad Grows Up by Giuliano Ferri

Title: Little Tad Grows Up
Author: Giuliano Ferri
Genre: Childrens
Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days, PB&J, What an Animal
Rating: 5/5
No. of Pages: 32
Published: 2007

From the inside:
Little Tadpole is going through some big changes in his early life. For one thing, he’s sad when he learns his is losing his tail. Instead, he’s growing strange new legs that he doesn’t know what to do with. The older frogs tell him to be patient, but it’s hard when everything’s changing around you. Then one day he finds himself face to face with a sneaky watersnake, and he learns just how useful his new legs can be. In the process, he discovers a beautiful new world outside the water. This is a funny endearing book at what it means to grow up.

You can see the pains that Tad goes through as he realizes his body is changing. He doesn’t know why yet, but the reason will come by the end of the book. What a wonderful way to teach children that longer legs, loosing teeth are all just part of growing up.

Reading: Sam’s Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson
Listening to: Reflections by Barbara Bush

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