1 edition of 999 Frogs Wake Up found in the catalog.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 100 p. :|
|Number of Pages||71|
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Cute, "kawai" illustrations with lots of white space retain a very Japanese feel from this import. The black lines between stories and around ads were made of thin black tape. They rouse turtle, then lizard and then a mass of 999 Frogs Wake Up. Mother Frog saves the day, and the turtle, grateful at being awoken in time for spring, removes the threat. Yet when I first read it to my kids — and two random toddlers at the library — we interrupted to briefly review the things we knew about the different animals mentioned.
6 Summary: It's spring and 999 frogs wake up, they decide to awaken a still sleeping turtle, lizard, ladybugs, and a big snake. It's big brother, all tuckered out from the morning's activities. Bad idea: a snake, rather like the one in 999 Tadpoles, awaits to give the family more grief.
Big brother finally does awake…but who is that still snoring? It's big brother, all tuckered out from the morning's activities. The other 998 are largely indistinguishable. Better wake up whoever is in there too, eh?
But, oh-oh, the next creature is a big red snake. Artful page turns add suspense even before the scary snake wakes up. Brown Mother Frog is different in color and size. Luckily for the frogs, the tortoise carefully carries him away.
Nobles perpetrate crimes, And rectitude of speech is overturned. They rouse turtle, then lizard and then a mass of ladybugs. Ah, it's their big brother, who is not only literally big but also leads the charge to rouse other slumbering animals from beneath rocks and leaves so that they too might enjoy the blossoming spring.
Murakami's illustrations are bold, bright, and simple; the expression conveyed in something as small as the froglets' pupils tells volumes about the action.
Luckily for the frogs, the tortoise carefully carries him away.
Then, the band of brothers and sisters set out to wake others to enjoy the season and the cherry blossoms.