Frog and the Birdsong
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Frog and the Birdsong by Max Velthuijs
Book DescriptionFrog and his friends begin to understand the meaning of death and the beauty of life in this story. The author also wrote Frog in Love and Too Much Noise.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780862643218
(234mm x 206mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Max Velthuijs
Frog and the Birdsong, Paperback (April 2015)
One autumn day Frog discovers a blackbird lying motionless in the grass. Worried, he asks his friends what can be the matter. Very gently and simply, then animals begin to understand the meaning of death and the beauty of life in this moving story.
Frog and a Very Special Day, Paperback (March 2015)
Frog is excited - Hare has promised that today will be a very special day. But when Frog decides to find out why, none of his friends seem to know. Has Hare been playing a trick on him? No - Frog has forgotten his own birthday! Luckily his friends haven't - they're throwing him a surprise party to celebrate his special day.
Frog and the Stranger, Paperback (February 2015)
When Rat comes to live at the edge of their wood, the animals decide they don't like having a stranger in their midst. But Frog is friendly by nature, and decides to find out if Rat is really as unpleasant as he is made out to be.
Frog in Love, Paperback (January 2015)» View all books by Max Velthuijs
In the very first story to feature the loveable amphibian, Frog is feeling most unwell. He keeps getting hot, then cold, and something inside his chest is going 'thump, thump'. Hare says it means he's in love! But who with? And how can he show his devotion - perhaps by performing the biggest jump ever?
US Kirkus Review » The hero of Frog in Love (1989) deals with another rite of passage after he finds a dead bird. Friend Pig thinks the bird is asleep, Duck wonders whether it's ill, but Hare explains: "Everything dies." The four bury the bird, remember his lovely song - then go on to a happy afternoon celebrating life. The evening song of another blackbird confirms the message: life goes on. The quiet blend of curiosity, respect, and joy in Velthuijs's text is enhanced by the simplicity of his bright, beautifully designed art. (Kirkus Reviews)
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