Count on these frogs for a luminous read-aloud bursting with lyrical sound play and visual surprises.
On a wet spring night, one big frog sings KA-BLU-URP! Two tiny frogs sing PREEP, PREEP, three young frogs sing RIBBIT, RIBBIT, all the way up to ten frogs who trill PEEP, PEEP as a frog chorus fills the air with grunts and croaks and chirps. The night is resonant until . . . a car splashes down the street and all the frogs, from ten down to one, are hushed! Shirley Parenteau offers a joyfully cacophonous counting-up and counting-down story, vibrantly illustrated by Cynthia Jabar.
About the Author
Shirley Parenteau is the author of many books for young people, including the picture books Bears on Chairs, Bears in Beds, and Bears in the Bath. About this book, she says, ?My granddaughter's participation in Hinamatsuri in Japan led me to research the Girls? Day festival online. One link took me to the Friendship Dolls Project, a story I immediately wanted to share through the eyes of a girl taking part.? Shirley Parenteau lives with her husband in Elk Grove, California.
Cynthia Jabar is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including Rain Song and Snow Dance. Her distinctive illustrations have been described by viewers as "vigorous," "full of zest," and "bright and saucy." She divides her time between Portland, Maine, and New York City.