Just in time for spring, a grandma (!) sends a surprise package of JUST what you need to Frog Hunt…so off go Maggie, a wee lively gal, and Milo, a huge loving dog!Â Our Priscilla Burris brings the characters alive in her usual adorable and spunky way:Â do check it out…. and it just begs for more adventures!Â Kirkus Review loves it! as do others…. go Maggie and Milo!Â and happy Spring finally to all….
cover, and below author reading to class….
What do you need for a frog hunt? Big polka-dot boots, a book about frogs and one giant border collie best friend.
Maggi, a wisp of a girl with spindly legs and a large, wobbly head, is an excellent adventurer. She canât wait to try out her new boots and search the pond for frogs. After a good nightâs restâand imparting forbiddingly specific instructions to her brother at the breakfast table (âPlease keep the chitchat to a minimum. Iâm in a hurry!â)âMaggi and her shaggy sidekick, Milo, are ready. However, after waiting âa million minutesâ (or three) in the water, they havenât found a single frog. With shoulders slumped and head bent low, Maggi declares frog hunting to be capital B-O-R-I-N-G. Untilâ¦Milo finds a frog! And another. And another. After 16 frogs total, Maggi and Milo rest. (Frog hunting is hard work.) As the sun sets and the palette changes to a dusky blue, the frogs quietly croak âgood nightâ to their new friends. Debut author Brenning has created a charming duo; Miloâs steadfast loyalty (and joyful, lolling tongue, courtesy of Burris) fullyÂ balances Maggiâs quirky proclivities. A simple, everyday adventure is always better when shared with a friend.
Move overÂ Ladybug GirlÂ (2008), thereâs a new spunky gal-and-canine twosome in town.Â (Picture book. 3-6)
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