by Emily Gravett


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Once upon a time, there was a frog who wanted to be a pirate...or a handsome prince...or anything aside from a small green frog, really. When he discovers a very mixed-up book of spells, he decides to take matters into his own hands. But magic spells are tricky, and frog will tranform himself into a whole menagarie of things before he reaches his fairy tale ending.

This clever picture book from award-winning author Emily Gravett will keep kids and parents both entertained with its mix-and-match pages and twist ending.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416982708
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,259,253
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of Matilda’s Cat, Again!, Wolf Won’t Bite!, Blue Chameleon, The Odd Egg, The Rabbit Problem, Dogs, Spells, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts, Monkey and Me, Meerkat Mail, Tidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.

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Spells 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Awesome but not for storytime/lap-sit book, A small green frog wishes to be something else, spells on half-cut pages mix and match what sort of spell/animal the little green frog would become. Fun many variations for reading the spells.
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about a frog who finds a book - he uses it for various imaginary pursuits, including making it into a pirate ship and a castle. In the process of this, he manages to rip the pages and generally demolish the book. It's a book of spells, and he tries to figure out the wording for the various spells - he gets a lot wrong, turning himself into a "Ferd," a "Snewt," and so on, as he tries to find the right combination of words to turn himself into a prince.That is a very convuluted explanation for what is a very simple, instinctual concept and kids will grasp right away what is going on in the story without all this explication. Half the pages of this unique book are cut down the middle creating the possibility of a variety of different creatures (top half a frog, bottom a bird, top half a snake, bottom a newt, and so on). This book is really imaginative and would be good for a fun, interactive storytime.