Books and Recordings
A Tale of Two Frogs
A Picture Book Illustrated by Tom Wrenn.
2006, August House Publishers (Story Cove). Illustrated by Tom Wrenn.
1-800-284-8784 or www.augusthouse.com/
To download lesson plans and a Common Core Standards Checklist for this book from August House Publishers click here.
To watch the video of this story click here.
A Tale of Two Frogs, which was inspired by a Russian Folktale, tells of how two sister frogs fall into a bucket of cream and learn the importance of never giving up. This story is part of the Story Cove series from August House Publishers. All Story Cove titles come from a variety of cultures and share simple, universal lessons and values. The 8x8 paperbacks, which retail individually for $3.95 to $4.95, are supported with lesson plans that match the NCTE national standards. These books are also sold as part of Story Cove Teacher Activity Packs that include: 7 copies of the Story Cove book; differentiated lesson plans for 4 grades; and a CD with the animated version of the story, read-along audio tracks, along with accompanying activities, projects, and games. Only individual titles are for sale on our site; go to Kaplan Early Learning Company to order the Teacher Activity Packs. (Only A Tale of Two Frogs and Rooster's Night Out are available in the activity packs at this time.)
"'Story Cove' is a series of very highly recommended stories and folk tales from around the world for beginning readers that combines charming and colorful artwork with simple, easy-reader texts ideal for children ages 4 to 8. These 32-page picturebooks emphasize different character traits and values such as courage, sharing, citizenship, fairness, and resourcefulness, and are further enhanced with a Story Cove website offering series related movies, games, and more. The series titles would make particularly good choices as school and community library reading program incentive prizes."
- Children's Bookwatch of the Midwest Book Review