by Benji Davies

On Sale: 06/09/2020


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by Benji Davies

illustrated by Benji Davies

On Sale: 06/09/2020


About the Book

* Indie Next List Selection * Winner of the Oscar's Book Prize *

From Benji Davies, the award-winning creator of The Storm Whale and illustrator of the Goodnight Already! series, comes a heartwarming and tender tale about courage and growth, featuring a special tadpole named Tad.

Tad is small. In fact, she is the smallest almost-a-frog in the whole, wide pond. That makes it hard for her to do big things like follow her tadsiblings who swim to other parts of the pond when they outgrow the nest.

As her tadbrothers and tadsisters swim up, up, up, they leave poor Tad by her lonesome. That’s until...Big Blub shows up! He's not only bigger than Tad, but Big Blub isn't exactly what a tadpole would consider friendly.

Swimming at her own pace, Tad soon learns how to to be bigger than her fears. Benji Davies creates a memorable and timeless tale that proves sometimes the mightiest creature comes in the smallest package.

Critical Praise

One of the cutest tadpole-to-frog stories ever. — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[A] story about resilience that would work in classrooms or public library collections." — School Library Journal (starred review)

"[A] smartly constructed story..." — Publishers Weekly

[N]otable for its attractive art….This readaloud would be a good storytime pick. — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Bold visuals and a conversational tone provide for a great storytime choice. — Horn Book Magazine


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062563590
  • ISBN 10: 0062563599
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 06/09/2020
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Frogs & Toads
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

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