Pros &Amp; Cons Là Gì

     

“This celebration of differences displays great respect for readers" intelligence và yields more with each reading. —Kirkus reviews (starred review) Two shy kids discover the power of friendship in this charming picture book that celebrates being different.

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A boy likes khổng lồ dress as a cat, but his best friend’s dog objects. What will he dress as now? A giraffe? A fox? A shark? When his best friend, Camille, suggests a frog, they work together khổng lồ make the frog costume…until Camille runs out of patience. So the boy makes a menu of the pros và cons of being a frog: Pros: 1. My friend Camille gave me the idea 2. I’m less likely to be chased by a dog 3. Being in a frog costume makes me feel brave Cons: 1. Not everyone loves wearing a frog costume as much as me 2. If you start getting bossy about your frog costume then your friend will get up and leave 3. A frog is NOT a solitary creature so it is no fun for a frog if his friend gets up và leaves Luckily, he won’t have lớn choose, because true friendship means accepting each other’s differences: he can be himself and have his friend Camille.


Sue deGennaro is the illustrator of eleven picture books. The Pros & Cons of Being a Frog is the first picture book that she also wrote. It was shortlistedfor the Childrens Book Council’s Book of the Year Award & received a Notable Award in the picture book category in her native Australia. Visit her online at SuedeGennaro.com.


Sue deGennaro is the illustrator of eleven picture books. The Pros & Cons of Being a Frog is the first picture book that she also wrote. It was shortlistedfor the Childrens Book Council’s Book of the Year Award and received a Notable Award in the picture book category in her native Australia. Visit her online at SuedeGennaro.com.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 30, 2016) Length: 40 pages ISBN13: 9781481471305 Grades: phường - 3 Ages: 4 - 8 Lexile ® AD560L

This celebration of differences displays great respect for readers" intelligence and yields more with each reading.

– Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW


The boy’s costume-making và Camille’s fondness for math defy gender stereotypes, while Camille’s quirks are typical of children whose intellectual abilities outstrip their social skills. Their mutual recognition of each other’s gifts and habits should be a welcome example for children forging their own friendships.  

– Publishers Weekly


Set against a soothing beige backdrop, the illustrations are rendered in collage, Conte crayon, và pencil & ink. They are detailed yet playful & invite readers khổng lồ linger over each page. Marvelous images of numbers and graphs are peppered throughout, and the sketches of frogs beg to be closely examined.

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– School Library Journal


In this playful, multilayered story about friendship, a boy who likes lớn dress up as animals meets a girl who loves numbers. When our narrator first meets Camille, he’s dressed as a cat và is being chased by a dog (“It was more attention than I wanted”). Camille, who “loves math so much that some days she only talks in numbers,” suggests he try a new animal, & the two forge a friendship as they try to make a perfect frog costume. When the frustrations of the task lead to lớn a spat, the boy drafts an apology via a các mục of the pros & cons of being a frog. The collage illustrations are detailed và whimsical. Math-loving Camille is often depicted against a backdrop of graphs & numbers. “I’ve worked out that 23 is yes & 17 is no,” says the boy, and when the two fight, Camille storms off the page, a cluster of 17s floating along behind her. Lively, visually appealing, và an ultimately affirming tale of friendship.