Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Once Upon A Time... there was a Thirsty Frog: A Tale About Sharing - a bookwrap



Once Upon A Time... there was a Thirsty Frog: A Tale About Sharing 

by DK

Illustrated by Maja Andersen


* Ages:  0-8
* Grade Level:  PS-3
* Board Book:  14 pages
* Publisher:  DK Publishing
* Pub. Date:  Sept. 21, 2021
* Language:  English

From the Publisher

Teach children to share through this marvelous telling of an old Aboriginal Australian tale. Thirsty Frog has greedily drunk all the water in the land and has left nothing for the other animals! Read how he learns to consider his friends!

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This delightful fable originated from the Gunai/Kurnai First Nations people of Australia.  Tiddalik is a thirsty, greedy frog who drinks up all the water in the land leaving the other animals ... none!  The animals, if they are to survive, must figure out a way to get it back from him.  Will their plan work and will Tiddalik learn that he has to share and think of others as well as himself? 

The illustrations are colourful and many Australian animals are highlighted. Included at the end is a search-and-find page that asks kids to spot the platypus.  I like that the author gives historical information in the "learn about the story" portion of the book also.  I recommend this book. 


Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages. It is part of Penguin Random House, a consumer publishing company jointly owned by Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and Pearson PLC. Bertelsmann owns 53% of the company and Pearson owns 47%.

Established in 1974, DK publishes a range of titles in genres including travel (including Eyewitness Travel Guides), arts and crafts, business, history, cooking, gaming, gardening, health and fitness, natural history, parenting, science and reference. They also publish books for children, toddlers and babies, covering such topics as history, the human body, animals and activities, as well as licensed properties such as LEGO, Disney and DeLiSo, licensor of the toy Sophie la Girafe. DK has offices in New York, London, Munich, New Delhi, Toronto and Melbourne.

About the Illustrator

Maja Andersen was born and raised in the United States to Danish parents. After graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, Maja got a job at Hallmark Cards. Maja's illustration style is whimsical in subject matter and graphic in style. Maja takes inspiration from international folk art. Her interests include drawing on cocktail napkins, traveling, and flamenco dance.

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