Ready… Set… Frog!
Ready… Set… Frog! by Katharine Mitropoulos, with illustrations by Laura Watson, is a captivating children’s book that combines beautiful illustrations with an important message about setting priorities and learning to say no, even when it seems very difficult to do so.
The story follows Frog, a spirited and adventurous character who loves new challenges. One day, when he was at home, his mother told him about an upcoming town obstacle race. He was thrilled to join and immediately started practicing to win. However, Frog’s kindhearted nature leads him to be constantly distracted by friends who need his help. In the end, he realizes that he has neglected his own practice time while offering assistance, and he feels sad about it. Frog learns from his mistakes and discovers the importance of setting priorities and learning to say no.
One of the highlights of this book is its stunning illustrations, which capture the beauty of the frog’s surroundings and his friends. Laura Watson’s artwork brings the story to life, adding depth and richness to the narrative. The illustrations are visually appealing and engaging, making the book a visual treat for young readers.
The writing is well edited and flows effortlessly, with the repetition of “Ready, Set, Frog!” that sounds like a rhyme and adds a playful element to the story. The words and paragraphs are well-placed and easy to read, making it just the right fit for young children. The book also uses colors effectively, creating a visually appealing reading experience.
What I loved most about this book is the way it encourages young children to be helpful but also emphasizes the importance of setting priorities. The story shows how Frog’s eagerness to help others leads him to neglect his own needs and goals, and the valuable lesson he learns about finding a balance between helping others and taking care of oneself is conveyed in a relatable and age-appropriate manner.
In summary, Ready… Set… Frog! is a beautifully written and educational children’s book that delivers an essential message about compassion, kindness, and setting priorities. The story is engaging and relatable, and the illustrations are captivating. It is a book that parents, teachers, and anyone interested in inspiring young children to make a positive change in the world around them should consider adding to their collection. With its valuable message and delightful storytelling, Ready… Set… Frog! is a must-read for young readers aged four to eight.
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||Set Sail Press|
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