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a unique and wonderful picture book for children from 4-14 years
on 15 October 2016
This unique picture book is an imaginative story about a mystical evening where frogs fly on lily pads. My 4 year old nephew was so engaged and enjoyed listening to me tell the story based on the pictures, and even wanted me to read it again! He was engaged in questions such as 'how do you think he feels?', 'what do you think will happen next?', 'do you think the people believe him?' (when detectives, press and public search the lily pads for clues of what happened the next day by asking the man that saw them flying on lily pads). This book has been just as engaging for children as old as 14 years of age too. Being a picture book, you can read it to a child, or get them to tell you the story in their own words, or simply take turns! As a speech and language therapist, I would recommend this book for schools, other professionals and parents. It is a great resource to encourage joint interest, vocabulary, sequenced language, making inferences and engaging in discussion. The low pressure nature of a picture book allows children of all abilities to join in and feel successful.