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Trudy the Tree Frog

Jennifer Keats Curtis, Illustrated by Laura Jacques

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Age level: Early Readers: Ages 5–8


In this classic grass-is-greener-elsewhere tale, the amphibious Trudy is happy sleeping in a bark-covered tree until one wide leap lands the little tree frog on a young girl’s bedroom windowsill. There, she spies the girl’s wondrous sleeping quarters and becomes desperate to get out of her scratchy limb bed and onto those fluffy pillows. See what happens when she gets her wish.This rhyming tale will make young readers smile and encourage them to think about slumbering in their own comfy beds. For ages 5 to 8. 

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 18 color illustrations | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349973

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Two tiny “spring peepers” regularly disrupting author Jennifer Keats Curtis's family dinners served as the impetus for this heartwarming and humorous tale. The award-winning author is frequently found among students and teachers talking about literacy and conservation. She has penned numerous nonfiction and realistic fiction books about animals, including Osprey Adventure, Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale, and Squirrel Rescue. Among other recent titles are Turtles In My Sandbox, Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue (Children’s Choice Book Award), Seahorses, and Salamander Season. Jennifer resides in Maryland with her family and a wide variety of pets. Visit her website at jenniferkeatscurtis.com.

Laura Jacques's artistry in this work inspires awe as she magically captures the emotions of the girl and hapless frog. Jacques graduated from Paier College of Art with a BFA in illustration. Her illustrated children's books and educational products focus on wildlife, nature, and environmental awareness. Book honors and awards include Baby Owl's Rescue (da Vinci Eye/The Eric Hoffer Award), Whistling Wings (NOBA National Outdoor Book Award, Moonbeam Bronze Award, and The Mom’s Choice Award), and For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson (NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, NOBA National Outdoor Book Award, John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers, and NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children). Visit Laura’s website at http://www.laurajacques.com