999 tadpoles fit perfectly into a small pond, but when they grow into frogs it’s a different story. “We’ll have to move,” says Mother. But moving a family of 999 young frogs is fraught with danger! Hungry snakes are crawling through the grass. Hungry hawks are flying through the sky. A young frog makes a mighty tasty morsel.
Never underestimate the quick wits of 999 young frogs!
Nothing in these pages is not for children. The result is an uncommon picture book designed not only to entertain young people but also to give them their due.
New York Times Book Review
This well-paced journey, with just enough tension to keep young listeners engaged, will be a solid storytime choice.
Murakami's naïf spreads, with plenty of white space and many small, absorbing images on every page, ease the tension and provide laughs.