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Frog and Friends (I am a reader! Book) Review by Karen Yuen

Eve Bunting
Sleeping Bear Press
315 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Frog and Friends, by Eve Bunting, is a delightful story that explores a frog's world, and all the things he enjoys doing there with his animal friends. It reminds me a bit of the classic Frog and Toad series, by Arnold Lobel. In this trio of stories, Frog is alarmed when he finds a strange object in his pond, he tries to re-gift a scratchy scarf, and finally, he makes friends with a hippo that has run away from a zoo. This series includes information about how the reading levels fit into several popular systems. For example, this book is at a reading level for Grades 1-2, at a guided reading level for K, at RR level 18, etc. The smaller format is perfect for little hands to grasp comfortably, while reading independently. For beginning reader strategies, activities, and tips to help your child learn to read, visit

Product Review by Karen Yuen, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, January, 2012