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The Mysterious Tadpole

The Mysterious Tadpole

Écrit par Steven Kellogg

Raconté par Neil Innes


The Mysterious Tadpole

Écrit par Steven Kellogg

Raconté par Neil Innes

évaluations:
4.5/5 (12 évaluations)
Longueur:
9 minutes
Sortie:
Jan 1, 1987
ISBN:
9780545258500
Format:
Livre audio

Description

Louis's best birthday present comes from his Uncle McAllister in Scotland -- a tadpole! Everyone is stunned to see Louis's new pet, Alphonse, grow and grow and grow.
Sortie:
Jan 1, 1987
ISBN:
9780545258500
Format:
Livre audio


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  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed reading this one with my elementary school classes, and it's still a charming book with fun illustrations!
  • (4/5)
    Every year for his birthday, Louis recieves a special gift from his uncle. This year he got a tadpole... but it was no ordinary one. Through a steady diet of hamburgers, Louis's tadpole grew into an enormous creature too big for their house. So big, that it needed a entire swimming pool to live in.Kellog's illustrations in this book are great and the story is exciting and entertaining. I would use this to talk about how everyone has special aspects about them and should be appreciated for differences.
  • (4/5)
    For his birthday, Louis' uncle has given him a very unusual tadpole from Scotland.Now he must figure out where to keep his fast growing pet.
  • (4/5)
    When Louis receives a tadpole as a pet from his uncle McAllister, he has to learn how to face the challenges of the little creature becoming a very big one. By first moving him to the sink, later the bathtub, this adventure continues on and on until many disasters are caused and many friends are made.
  • (4/5)
    The Mysterious Tadpole is a cute story about a boy who receives an egg for his nature collection that he believes to be a frog egg. The tadpole keeps getting bigger and bigger and eventually had to live in the junior high pool. Eventually the tadpole has to find somewhere else to live so the Louis, his owner, had to figure another way for him to stay with him. They end up finding a way for him to stay and Louis got to keep his big tadpole which turns out to be a Loch Ness monster. This is great for kids who like to use their imagination.
  • (5/5)
    I thought this was a very cute and funny book. It is a story about a little boy named Louis who was celebrating his birthday. His Uncle McAllister sent him a gift to add to his nature collection; a tadpole was part of it. When the tadpole, which Louis named Alphonse, grew to be enormous, Louis's parents told him that he needed to find a new place to keep Alphonse. Louis received help from Mrs. Seevers, who was the junior high school librarian. Together, they decided to search for a treasure chest that pirates lost many years ago. Once they found it, they then had enough money to build a swimming pool in the empty lot next to Louis's house; Alphonse had a new home. This is a good picture book for children because it is very colorful. I would read it to children in kindergarten through third grade. One good time to read it is when a student has an upcoming birthday. Another good time is when students are learning about animals and how they live because it shows the life of a tadpole. In addition, it could be read when students are learning about pirates because it involves a missing treasure chest that was lost by pirates.
  • (4/5)
    Louis gets a tadpole from his uncle in Scotland, and soon learns that it is no ordinary tadpole. The characters and plot are very simple and the style fits that as well. It takes place in an unnamed city. The theme is hard to distinguished, but the best would be that it shows that appearances can be deceiving. The illustrations are very good representations of the text and the story. It is a very entertaining book for children and I would include it in my collection.
  • (3/5)
    This was a favorite in the grade 2/3 classroom in which I was pushing in as an America Reads tutor. My son, in 3rd grade, loved it as well and wanted to read it multiple times aloud at bedtime.
  • (4/5)
    Summary: This story is about a young boy named Louis who's uncle sends him a gift for his nature collection every year on his birthday. He sends Louis what he thinks is a tadpole. Louis takes it to school and his teacher asks him to bring it school every day so the class can watch it grow into a frog. Louis names his tadpole Alphonse and feeds him several cheeseburgers every day. Alphonse grows bigger and bigger every day. he grows out of his jar and the sink and the bathtub. Louis asks his parents if they can build a swimming pool in the parking lot across the street but they do not have enough money. Louis takes Alphonse to the junior high school that has a swimming pool that nobody uses during the summer. He visits him every morning and delivers newspapers to make money to but cheeseburgers for Alphonse. He teaches him to retrieve things from the bottom of the pool. When the school year starts again he asks his librarian Miss Seevers to help him with Alphonse. She remembers that there is a treasure ship in the city's harbor. They get Alphonse to the harbor and he finds the chest. They are then able to build him a pool to live in. Review: I read this book when I was young and it scared me a little bit. The "tadpole" was a little strange looking and it made me wonder what was swimming around in pools and the ocean. The author does a great job of encouraging the reader to use their imagination. The story is fun and inventive and many young children enjoy reading about this tadpole that is not really a tadpole. The illustrations are kind of whimsical which adds to the fun element of the story.
  • (4/5)
    The Mysterious Tadpole is a interesting story about a boy who receives a tadpole for his birthday, but this tadpole is not an ordinary tadpole as it grows and grows. He then has to move the tadpole from one water source to the next larger watersource.I found this book to be a very interesting twist on a classic lockness tale. My favorite was how unsurprised the boy is and how easily the parents handle the circumstances.
  • (5/5)
    I liked this book for many reasons. Firstly, I enjoyed the illustrations of this book because they enhanced the story. For example, each illustration in the book portrays the tadpole growing up and his size in relation to other characters or objects in the book. This allowed the reader to understand the mysterious aspects of the tadpole in the story. I also liked the language of the book because it was simple and easy to read. For example, most of the sentences were short such as “Louis and Miss Seevers bought the parking lot. They hired some helpers.” This made the book flow easily, while also being fun to read. The big idea of this book is that big things can come in little packages and may be a lot to handle.