Wednesday, September 11, 2013


by Jeff Mack
Chronicle Books, 2013.  Unpaged.  Picture Book

     Four letters, artfully arranged and rearranged, comprise the text of this laugh-out-loud funny picture book about the adventures of a frog.  "AAHH!" he begins, a sigh of contentment which becomes "AH HA!" when he finds a rock in the pond to rest atop, which becomes someone else's "AH HA!" when he is captured in a jar by a boy with a dog.  "AAHH!" he cries in terror as he flies out of the jar, and "AH HA!" again as he climbs atop what he thinks is a rock but which turns out to be a turtle who then has an "AH HA!" moment while the frog is back to an anything but contented "AAHH!"  And so on . . . .  The pictures are bold, bright, and hilarious--perfect for pre-schoolers, and perfect for parents looking for a perfect read-aloud for the little ones.

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