A story featuring the frogs and Mrs Crumple. The frogs are exhausted living in the village pond and decide to go to Mrs Crumple's launderette for a holiday where they find themselves left with the laundry and the baby in their care while Mrs Crumple fishes peacefully at the pondside.
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PreSchool-Grade 2 A group of frogs decide they need a holiday from their noisy pond which has too many big fish and small boys. Taking some fly and spider sandwiches with them, the frogs hop into town to find a likely retreat. They find the perfect warm and damp spot, the local laundromat, and work a deal with Mrs. Crumple, the owner, to give her a holiday at their pond in exchange for a day babysitting in the shop. Gordon's watercolor and ink drawings are comic and colorful with expressive frogs and many details for children to discover. She uses an effective technique for emphasizing the main characters: the frogs, Mrs. Crumple, and her baby are all painted in vibrant colors, while extraneous characters fade away in a sepia background. Because the text is simple and humorous, this is an enjoyable easy reader. Yvonne A. Frey, Peoria Public Library, Ill.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140505695