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Title:
999 frogs and a little brother
Author:
Kimura, Ken, 1949- author.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
999-hiki no kyôdai no Otouto. English
Publication Information:
New York : NorthSouth, 2015
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
When the little tadpole becomes a frog, he and his frog brothers save his friend baby crayfish from a big snake.
General Note:
"First published in Japan in 2013 by Child Honsha Co., Ltd. under the title 999-hiki no kyodai no Otouto"--title page verso.

Translated from the Japanese.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 4-7.
ISBN:
9780735842021
Format :
Book

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Summary

Everybody's favorite frogs are back in Ken Kimura and Yasunari Murakami's ticklish tale about size! "Are you my big brother?" The last (and littlest) tadpole to be born is thrilled to hear that anyone thinks he's BIG--even if it's a baby crayfish. And the two form a fast friendship, until deep in the night Mommy crayfish finds her baby and takes him home. But when the little tadpole finally becomes a frog, he doesn't forget his little brother and it all pays off when the little frog meets a BIG snake! Who will save the 999 frog brothers? Never underestimate the size of true friendship!


Author Notes

Ken Kimura was born in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. In addition to writing children's books, he makes handmade children's toys. Mr. Kimura lives in Japan. Yasunari Murakami was born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. His illustrations have been honored at the B


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Booklist Review

In a big, big pond, 999 very little tadpoles begin to grow, sprouting legs and arms, until they become frogs big enough to hop onto land. All, that is, except the youngest tadpole, who lags behind his siblings' development and gets left behind. He is not alone for long, however, when an even smaller crayfish mistakes him for his big brother. The two play all day, but when the tadpole can't find Little Brother in the morning, he grows worried. After looking in the pond, Big Brother now a frog decides to continue his search on land, where he encounters his biggest surprise yet! With just a few lines per page, the simple text provides an engaging introduction to concepts of size. Murakami's vibrant watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations are adorably rendered, perfectly matching the sweetness behind this story of friendship and brotherly love. This winning addition to Kimura's frog and tadpole tales (999 Tadpoles, 2011, and 999 Frogs Wake Up, 2013) will delight readers, leaving them with the biggest of smiles.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2015 Booklist


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