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Picasso the green tree frog / story by Amanda Graham ; illustrations by John Siow.

By: Graham, Amanda, 1961-.
Contributor(s): Siow, John.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Flinders Park, S. Aust. : Era Publications, 1989, c1985Description: [28] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0947212442 (pbk.); 0947212442 (pbk.).Subject(s): Premiers' Reading Challenge : P-2 | Children's stories -- Pictorial works | Color -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Frogs -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: A823.3
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Junior Sydenham Library (DIY)
Picture Book G Available IA1326166
Junior Sydenham Library (DIY)
Picture Book G Issued 14/10/2019 I6283232
Junior Sunshine Library (DIY)
Picture Book G Issued 09/10/2019 I7023952
Junior Sydenham Library
Picture Book G Available I6283224
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Picture Book G Available I7023944
Junior Sydenham Library
Picture Book G Not For Loan IA1326140
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PreS-Gr 1 ``Picasso could plop into a muddy puddle and turn brown.'' This sets up the situation for a green tree frog who can change color with his surroundings. The idea of a chameleon-like tree frog becoming multicolored when he falls into a jar of jellybeans has the potential for fun, but this enactment fails to leap out with creative charm. Vivid and predominantly green double-page spreads overpower the thin story, which lacks fluidity. The story holds no surprises, and there is no sense to the ending. Picasso ``regreens'' by eating all of the jellybeans except the green ones. He thinks that he is himself againbut he can't see his backside, which is resting against a multi-colored caterpillar. Although the illustrations are splashy, an overall coyness in the text, including the frog's name, muddies the effect. Julie Cummins, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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