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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Tulsa and the Frog by Tony Ross

Tulsa and the Frog - Early Reader

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Tulsa dreams of a life as exciting as the girls in her story books. First she tries pretending to be Snow White, Pippi Longstocking and Rapunzel. Then one day, in an enchanted forest behind her house, she discovers a talking frog...

A book from the fantastic Orion Children's Books Early Reader series. This book has a blue banner which is a book that can be shared with all and read alongside their peers.

The story is about Tulsa who has a fantastic imagination and loves to pretend she is characters out of her favourite fairy tales. She hates her own name 'Tulsa' and therefore takes on the names and lives of characters from her books. When she went for a walk through the local enchanted forest, she found a talking frog who wanted her to kiss her, but would she??

This is a fantastic story about a young girl and her own childish imagination where fairy tales are real life and anything is possible. It is written by the author and illustrator, Tony Ross, who I absolutely adore. I know that when I pick up a book that Tony Ross has either written and/or illustrated that it will be a brilliant book that is suitable for children to enjoy. 

I would recommend this as suitable for both boys and girls, who want to share a book with their peers or who are starting to read themselves. There are short chunks of story on each page, which are broken up by fantastic illustrations that will also capture a child's imagination and make them enjoy the story even more.

Thank you to the publishers, Orion Children's Books, for sending me this book to review.

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