Lots of Frogs


Tommy Fox owns a box full of frogs. His frogs are every possible shape, size and variety; some can even sing and dance! When Tommy takes his box of frogs to school for show and tell, you can imagine what chaos it causes. It only takes one cough and sneeze for the lid to come off and the frogs leap everywhere. Work cannot possible continue until all the frogs have been safely discovered in their hide and seek places and returned to the security of the box.

With the help of a space hopper and a handy net, Tommy sets about trying to capture his bouncy frogs. 

One, two, three in the net.

Four, Five, Six, lots to get.

There are frogs everywhere: in the playground, the staff room and even on his teacher’s chair! Tommy will have to be really quick if he is going to catch them all. The last to find is Frank the frog, hiding in the school gym, but by a stroke of luck he is eventually caught. Finally, the frogs are safe. All is well. That is until Tommy suddenly… coughs!

A gorgeously entertaining tale about froggy classroom chaos, all told in rhyme. This is a wonderful book to engage with whilst sharing with a younger foundation stage audience. Children will love joining in with the rhymes and thinking about what will happen next. Howard Calvert’s text has lovely rhythm and pace and paired with Claudia Boldt’s colourful amphibian artwork this book is a real pleasure to look at and read. Each little frog seems to have a personality of their own and this adds to the feeling of pandemonium caused when they all bounce off around the school - a total froggy free-for-all! The perfect text for retelling, counting, rhyming with and jumping around to.

Lots of Frogs by Howard Calvert, illustrated by Claudia Boldt

Hodder Children's Books ISBN: 978-1444939644