Hello, Great Big Bullfrog! Paperback – 2 Mar 2009
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Join the jungle fun in this series of delightfully simple and surprising tales for early readers.
About the Author
Colin West enjoys working on all types of book, including poetry and story books and has been described by The Good Book Guide as the most consistently good poet of the absurd for children since Edward Lear. Colin lives in Epping, Essex in a house that was once a laundry.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Simply illustrated paperback covers open to 24 high quality shiny pages, in the popular 2-page spread format.
With delightful illustrations throughout, this book is further enhanced by meaningful facial expressions and the repeat elements.
Clear, easy-to-follow text....enhanced in places....FOR EFFECT!
Example of text:-
' "Hello, I'm a great big bullfrog," said the great big bullfrog.
"Hello, great big bullfrog! Guess who I am!"
"I'm a great big rat," said the great big rat.
to the great big bullfrog........'
offering a paw-shake, as he looks down.
Along comes an even bigger friend on the right hand page, with a claim to even bigger greatness........and another......
...and so the story carries on, with the list of 'greats' increasing on the left hand page as the poor 'great big bullfrog' diminishes in importance and declines to have a 'great big HULLABALOO', by default!
However........ something happens to restore his faith in his claim!
In my experience, this book has proved VERY NOISY in the reading corner, as the listeners join in with varying voices for the great bullfrog et al.......and the phrase:-
"Guess who I am!"
as they try and recall the order of the animals, in a mini-memory game.
It has also proved useful in further discussion with the scanning of the super illustrations for feelings and clues to the next character to emerge....and ......the final outcome.
One title of a seemingly under-exposed series by this super author/illustrator which includes:-
...Read more ›
I've loved this series of 5, as has my son. I found this the 'weakest' of the set though, but this doesn't mean it's good. It's still excellent, but I think the others are stronger and more memorable. This isn't quite as funny.
We did like it, my son caught on straight away - a bullfrog is croaking proudly of his great size. But then a larger rat comes along... and a bear... He suddenly doesn't feel so very big anymore. But maybe something may change that...
A great chance to try different voices for each of the animals. It's also very text-light, meaning a young child could gain some reading confidence in memorising the repeated words and helping you read the book.
Colin West's illustrations, cartoon-style, are fantastic, very distinct and funny. I like that the characters are recognisable from others in the series, and they are all on a jungle theme. We've had these out of the library for ages now, my son refuses to let me return them!
For non-readers or those able to decode the words, this is suitable from ages 2-7.