Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Kiddie Korner Review: The Birds and The Frogs


Book Info:
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Universal Flag Publishing (December 2, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1933426136
ISBN-13: 978-1933426136
Book Summary:
Though uplifting rhymes and profound messages of acceptance, respect and understanding, The Birds and the Frogs, author Brian D. McClure educates and entertains children, parents and grandparents by providing and suggesting ways to denounce bulling. I m smarter than you, because you re just a frog, why in the hierarchy of animals, you re really a clog! I m sorry, the frogs said in reply, I m sure I d be smarter if I could only fly. This conversation was the same in each new day and after a time, all the frogs believed that they didn't belong. It was not until a young group of tadpoles teach the birds and frogs a higher truth, that they are able to change their false beliefs, and learn to honor and respect one another. The Birds and the Frogs like the other seven books in The Brian D. McClure Children s book series offer universal life lessons that empower, teach and educate the whole family.
My Thoughts:
*Like all my Kiddie reviews my reviews reflect my children's thoughts.
I agreed with the kids on the illustrations...gorgeous stuff! The story's meaning was easily identifiable...equality between all; no one is better than anyone else! White, black, green, or purple; it doesn't matter because inside we're all the same.
I think there's an interesting thing about what Brian does with his books. No matter what the characters are, whether they are frogs, raindrops, birds, or whatever; Brian takes an "intermission" during the story. He uses this "intermission" to relate the characters behavior to what we see between humans. I thought that was pretty unique!
Overall, I think this was a good book. I think Mr. McClure's work is something that can be used by mom's (or educator's) to teach children valuable lessons.
**This book was provided by The Cadence Group for review.

2 comments:

  1. Liked your post. Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
    :-)
    Nikki

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  2. I would love to have that book, looks yummy


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