Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Author: Candace Fleming
Illustrator: Eric Rohmann
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: Kirkus starred review & Best Book, School Library Journal starred review, Bull-Bransom Award
Summary: The rhyming text in this book is infectious! Frog falls into a hole and then his friends try to get him out. Unfortunately, they all fall in too. Then Tiger comes over, sees all the tasty animals in the hole together and offers to "help" them out. Instead, Elephant comes along and shakes the ground so Tiger falls in too. In the end, Elephant helps almost all of them out, but Tiger remains in the hole. Rohmann's gorgeous relief cuts pull the reader into the jungle environment perfectly, and the final endpaper with Tiger's paws just showing to pull him out of the hole is priceless!
Classroom Ideas: This book is full of rhyme, rhythm, onomotopeia, and repetition. It would be fun to show kids the two endpapers and have them make predictions about the story, as they perfectly bookmark it!