Five Green and Speckled Frogs Illustrated by Constanza Basaluzzo

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Five Green and Speckled Frogs. Illustrated by Constanza Basaluzzo. New York: Scholastic Inc., c2008.

 

The title of this book pretty much sums up what it is about. Its a counting backwards book. It starts with five and counts down by one on each turn of the page and then ends up with no frogs. The text is told in rhyme. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a story because it is a rhyme without a plot. The words are easily seen. Young audiences shouldn’t have any trouble in reading this if they wanted to. It could also be read aloud. One thing I do like about this book is at the end their is a song that you can sing.

 

The illustrations are nice and bright and the pages are glossy. There is an element of dimension to the illustrations and you can see a bit of depth. The illustrations give us more details than is said in the text. For example, when the frogs are sitting on a log there is no mention of them catching bugs with nets, but that is what we are shown. Also, the illustrations are a tad bit busy. I would read the story then show the picture so that young listeners aren’t busy trying to figure out what is going on in the illustrations instead of listening to the story.

 

I would recommend this book. 🙂

 

xoxo,

Jade

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