Tadpole's Promise (Paperback)
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Tadpole's Promise (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 17/03/2005
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Tadpole loves his rainbow friend, the caterpillar, and she tells him she loves 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 arms - and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting a butterfly, Tadpole little realises 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.

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781842704264
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 262 x 208 x 4 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Unforgettable." * Guardian *
"Breaks the mould in form as well as content." * The Sunday Times *
"'Beginning with pages that open vertically instead of horizontally, this tongue-in-cheek tale takes a typical love story and sets it squarely and amusingly on end. Ross's vibrantly hued pen-and-ink and watercolour cartoons depict the edge of the pond where a caterpillar and a tadpole meet and fall in love. . . Willis strikes the perfect balance between the deadpan telling and the humorously overblown dialogue shared by the star-crossed pair, while the artwork masterfully enhances each and every nuance.'" * The School Library Journal *
"'It's terrific.'" -- Posy Simmonds * Posy Simmonds *
"'For nourishment of grammatical and contextual awareness, a perfect book for reading aloud is Tony Ross' and Jeanne Willis' wicked little love story - Tadpole's Promise. It starts eloquently and promisingly: "Where the willow meets the water a tadpole met a caterpillar. They gazed into each other's tiny eyes... and fell in love. She was his beautiful rainbow and he was her shiny black pearl." But then the tadpole promises the caterpillar he will never change thus ensuring the most captive of reading audiences as they watch the inevitable changes that unfold. The final gasp-making twist (student teachers have shrieked!) is all the funnier for being juxtaposed against such poetic language.'" -- Alison Kelly * Books for Keeps *

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“Tadpole's Promise”

The tragic tale of a doomed love affair between a tadpole and a catepillarBeautiful and heartbreaking stuff

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