The Mysterious Tadpole

The Mysterious Tadpole

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It's Louis's birthday and Uncle McAllister has brought him a very special gift&150a tadpole all the way from Scotland! Louis can hardly wait for Alphonse to grow into a frog. But it soon becomes clear that Alphonse is not turning into any ordinary frog. First Alphonse outgrows his jar, then the sink, and then the bathtub! This new edition of The Mysterious Tadpole boasts reimagined story twists and entirely new illustrations. The lovable giant of a tadpole has grown into something even more wonderful!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402586033
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 04/09/2004
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 2.75(h) x 6.30(d)

About the Author

Steven Kellogg is a beloved author and illustrator who has published more than 100 picture books, including the classics The Mysterious Tadpole, Can I Keep Him?, The Island of the Skog, and Is Your Mama a Llama?, and Pinkerton, Behave!, which was on Horn Book's and Booklist’s Best of the Year lists and led to four sequels. Kellogg is a winner of the Regina Medal for his lifetime contribution to children’s literature. His books have received numerous accolades, such as being named Reading Rainbow featured selections and winning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Award, and the Parents’ Choice Award.

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The Mysterious Tadpole 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
jcofsky on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Louis receives a tadpole as a pet from his uncle McAllister, he has to learn how to face the challenges of the little creature becoming a very big one. By first moving him to the sink, later the bathtub, this adventure continues on and on until many disasters are caused and many friends are made.
RelishReading More than 1 year ago
My grown children's favorite book when they were learning to read. Such a fun story. Glad to see it back in print.
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Mickitc More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I loved the original version of The Mysterious Tadpole and while on a trip to France found it on a friend's bookshelf in French. We practiced our French with Louis and Alphonse. My daughter's children and I discovered the 25th Anniversary Edition on a visit to the library. The 3 year year old almost has it memorized. It's as much fun reading it today as it was 20 years ago and the new illustrations are delightful! Steven Kellogg is our favorite writer/illustrator! The original version of this book started the love affair.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book!