“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Frog and Friends: Outdoor Surprises. Written by Eve Bunting. Illustrated by Josee Masse. Sleeping Bear Press c. 2013, 48pp.
Reading Level: 360 L
Synopsis: This beginning reader text is composed of three short stories. In the first story, Frog and his friends put on a concert at the pond. In the second story, frog finds a baby bird in a nest that has fallen from a tree and works with his friends to return the nest and the baby bird to the mother bird in the tree. In the third story, frog is scared by a loud noise while telling scary stories with his friends at the pond, but discovers that the noise came from hippo.
Rationale for Use: This book would be best used by students who are reading independently, with a partner, or in guided or flexible reading groups. This book would support students who are developing early reading skills with its simple text structure and repetition of character names.
Common Core Connection: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.