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 Frog and ball (I Like To Read Comics)
 Author: Caple, Kathy

 Publisher:  Holiday House (2021)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 185780 ISBN: 9780823443413
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Graphic novels
 Humorous fiction
 Frogs -- Fiction
 Balls (Sporting goods) -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction

Price: $20.48

When Frog tries to fix a flat ball with a magic spell, he accidentally brings it to life--and has to flee for his life, pursued by the ball. In graphic novel format.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 513960

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (06/15/21)
   School Library Journal (07/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2021 PreS-Gr 2—This fresh new animal caper for beginning readers opens with a curious frog checking out a book of magic from the library. The unimaginable happens for Frog as soon as he sits down on a bench and opens the pages of the elusive book. He discovers a flattened ball that comes to life, wreaking havoc as the amphibian seeks refuge in the library, pursued by the ball. A librarian's worst nightmare becomes a playful romp as books and carts go flying. Frog must find a way to make the magic cease. Anthropomorphized characters are at the center of this engaging, entertaining early reader. The comic format allows the action to play out visually, complementing the limited text. Caple's artwork has a soft, animated quality that provides a comforting touch. Repetitive phrases assist with pacing, and the narrative is also well suited for reading aloud. VERDICT An amusing tale for beginning readers, in a comic style that will build reading skills while providing ample laughs.—Claire Moore, Manhattan Beach Lib., CA - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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