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Tad: A big story about a brave minibeast

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This book is beautifully illustrated. The colours are vibrant and it would be a brilliant book to read to a class. It is probably most suitable for reception and KS1, however I think it could still be enjoyed by year 3 and 4 pupils.

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Like the best picture books, The Storm Whale has an outsize emotional force that often comes from what the author-illustrator Benji Davies leaves out - New York Times The smallest tadpole of the group faces her biggest fear in this heartwarming picture book about courage and growth from the bestselling illustrator of Jory John’s Goodnight Already! series, Benji Davies. Tad was a very small tadpole, smaller that all of her tadsiblings. The others warned her that if she couldn’t keep up with them, she would be eaten by Big Blub, the huge nasty fish at the bottom of their pond. So Tad swam twice as hard to keep up with everyone and kept to the shallow parts of the pond. Gradually, the other tadpoles started to change, growing legs and losing their tales. But Tad still had her tail and steadily the other tadpoles disappeared. Eventually, she was the only one still left in the water, hiding from Big Blub. Then one day, Big Blub appeared. Now Tad had one choice, leap out of the water or be eaten!Last six characters of my vehicle's chassis number (VIN) for first time taxing of a brand new or imported vehicle As all of the other tadpoles start to grow into frogs, i feel sad for Tad as he believes they are all gone and have all been caught by the 'big blub' fish. At the end of the book, when Tad is reunited with his friends as Frogs i felt happiness. Through my feelings throughout the book i was able to see that i had connected emotionally with Tad.


Talk about the frog’s life cycle and help your child to make a zig zag book illustrating this together. See link below for information about frogs and tadpoles. Make a hiding place for Tad Tad is a tiny tadpole. She’s the smallest of her tadsisters and tadbrothers and has to work hard to try and keep up. Tales of a scary frog-eating fish called Big Blub terrify poor Tad and when everyone else starts to mysteriously disappear, she starts to wonder if Big Blub has got to them and, if soon, he will get to her too.As the pond gets more crowded, Tad's tail starts feeling cramped. But she feels scared to join her friends who urge her to come out of the pond. She worries that there might be dangers outside and prefers the safety of what she knows. Children can try hopping like a frog, perhaps from one imaginary lily pad to another – you could use cushions or pillow cases for lily pads. Be a tadpole spotter

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Night Mayor Franklefink has vanished from the Transylvanian Express - and it's up to you to solve the case! Part of the Solve Your Own Mystery seri... Visit a pond to look for signs of frogspawn, tadpoles or frogs. Talk about what you see – children might be able to take photos or draw pictures. Make an information book Tad is a story about a tadpole growing up. It's set in a pond where Tad is worried about the Big Blub that lurks at the bottom in the dark waters. She worries about where all her other tadpole friends are going and what happens to them. The illustrations are beautiful and really add to the story. Overall, this is a very colourful book that will surely appeal to lots of young children. This is a sweet story that would be lovely to share with young children around 5-7, and links into understanding the life cycle of a frog and how tadpoles develop into frogs. Picture book / Ages 4+ / Reviewed by Hannah BerryWinner of the 2020 Oscar's Book Prize and from the award-winning creator of The Storm Whale and Granddad's Island, Tad is the perfect story for everyone who's ever grown up, or still has a way to go... Benji Davies is the illustrator of the Bizzy Bear books, Bizzy Bear: Let’s Go and Play and Bizzy Bear: Fun on the Farm. As a child, Benji knew that when he grew up he either wanted to make films or draw pictures in books. He is still working out which he likes best, and currently divides his time between illustrating children’s books and directing animation. Here young readers can see how tadpole become frogs and can see what features are developed and taken away.

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