Tadpoles Promise review à 100

Jeanne Willis ¹ 0 review

Lily pad digesting a butterfly Tadpole little realizes that now he will never know Follow the predictable changes of a tadpole and a caterpillar to their natural conclusion in this award winning picture book. I have read this book many times with children ranging in age from 4 to 11 and unlike other reviewers I have not had any pro

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The award winning unpredictable picture book from this best selling authorartist team is now available for the first time in paperback Tadpole loves his rainbow friend the caterpillar and she tells him she l. I loved this book I found it in the library and read it to my then four year old I was so surprised by the ending I spent

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Oves everything about him Promise that you will never change she says But as the seasons pass and he matures his legs grow and then his armsand what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend As he sits on his. Great story Educational and amusing too I ve planned a lesson around this Reading and discussion Some PDL uestions about


10 thoughts on “Tadpoles Promise

  1. says:

    I loved this book. I found it in the library and read it to my (then) four year old. I was so surprised by the ending I spent a good ten minutes laughing hard about the refreshing ridiculousness of the whole thing. It has stayed with me since then (six years at the time of writing) and I have often thought about it and chu

  2. says:

    The book was beautifully written and the illustrations were excellent. However I found the subject matter disturbing as it had overtures of mental abuse. I have only read this book with one six year old child who, when she turned the page and found out that the frog had eaten the butterfly, burst into tears. It took some time to console her. She is normally a very chatty, outgoing child.

  3. says:

    Possibly my favourite picture book ever. Up there with Anthony Browne's best. There is a superb twist at the end o

  4. says:

    Great story. Educational and amusing too. I've planned a lesson around this. Reading and discussion. Some PDL questions about change and the morality of the ending, then we'll make stop motion animations about life cycles

  5. says:

    Lovely pictures and a good repetition rhythm to the story. However, spoiler alert, the ending is brutal. I would read with caution and perhaps not use it if you are a teacher/childminder etc unless your children are quite robust.

  6. says:

    A great story with a terrible twist. Can’t wait to share this at school

  7. says:

    I have read this book many times with children ranging in age from 4 to 11, and unlike other reviewers, I have not had any problems with the children being upset. On the contrary, they have all loved the surprise ending. It reflects

  8. says:

    Loooove this story ! Was part of the English lesson while lock down !!
    I enjoyed it as much as my twins !

  9. says:

    easy to read, nice low reading level for young kids, entertaining enough before bedtimes

  10. says:

    The idea behind the story is a great one but read it yourself first before sharing with children.

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