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Green as a frog = Verde como una rana
Uniform Title:
Green as a frog. Spanish & English
Publication Information:
Sea Girt, N.J. : Dingles & Co., c2003.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Community of color series
Teaches the color green through simple text and pictures.
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Material Type
Shelf Number
Book 535.6 DIN 1

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A theme is used to focus on the color green. Each picture is a scene that later make up the whole scene. On the last page there is an activity section that can be used to motivate and encourage children to enjoy the book.

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Each page of text in these concept books has one line of large-font English type on top and the corresponding Spanish on the bottom. The keyword, e.g., blue, red, green, or yellow, is printed in the appropriate color. Although the English text rhymes, the literal Spanish translations do not. In fact, they lack any sense of rhyme or meter. The watercolor-and-pastel cartoon illustrations are clear and colorful, if a trifle amateurish in execution. The pictures that illustrate each phrase ("Blue farmer's hat," "Blue as the sky") combine to form one last spread that pulls all of the objects together into one setting-park, rain forest, farm, or city block. The final page of each book contains a number of directed questions, all in English, on color, community, and feelings, along with some suggestions for helping others in some way. This series is neither fish nor fowl, strong neither as books addressing community nor as introductions to colors. Stick with Bill Martin, Jr.'s Oso pardo, oso pardo, que ves ah'?/Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See (Holt, 1998) for an engaging look at color and community. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.