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Leap, Frog, Leap! (Animals Play) [Board book]

By Douglas Florian, Barbara Bakos (Illustrated by)

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Format: Hardcover, 18 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 May 2016
Join these animals as they leap, crawl, race, and sing in this playful board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Leap, frog, leap! Creep, caterpillar, creep! In this playful, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian, join these animals as they do what they do best! Watch a frog leap, a caterpillar creep, a rabbit race, a cheetah chase, a hen peck, a turtle trek, a sparrow sing, a monkey swing, a crab crawl, a crow call, a gull soar, a bear explore, a spider spin, a crocodile grin, and a chick peep! At the end, a child sleeps with all the animals surrounding him.
EAN: 9781499801422
ISBN: 1499801424
Publisher: Little Bee Books Inc.
Dimensions: 17.27 x 17.78 x 1.02 centimeters (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years

About the Author

Douglas Florian is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator best known for his poetry collections, including Beast Feast, which received the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award; Mammalabilia, which received the Claudia Lewis Poetry Award; Dinothesaurus, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year as well as a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and a Junior Library Guild Selection; Bow Wow Meow Meow, a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year; and many more. He is also the author of The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits. Florian is a fine artist whose paintings have been exhibited in numerous art shows, and a former New Yorker cartoonist. He lives in Long Island, New York. Visit him online at douglasflorian.com. Barbara Bakos has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She has worked as an art director and a character and background designer for a television series, but she always knew that she wanted to spend more time as an illustrator. She now focuses on children's book illustration. She lives in the United Kingdom.


Short, slightly tongue-twisting exclamations celebrate movement across the animal kingdom in this exuberant rhyming board book. "Race, rabbit, race!/ Chase, cheetah, chase!" writes Florian as a pink bunny skips away from a green-eyed cheetah; they look more like they're playing tag than in predator-and-prey pursuit. (Later, though, two fish look a bit glum, caught in the talons of some soaring gulls). But the overall mood is one of gleeful fun, and the animals' destination is revealed in the closing scene of a baby napping in a hammock. How he can sleep amid all the activity is anyone's guess.--Publishers Weekly in a STARRED REVIEW

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