Tadpole's Promise

by Jeanne Willis
Illustrator Tony Ross

Random House UK | May 2, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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A zany, unpredictable picture book from this best-selling and hilarious author/illustrator couple.

Tadpole loves his rainbow friend, the caterpillar, and she tells him she loves everything about him.

“Promise that you will never change,” she says.

But as the seasons pass and he matures, his legs grow, and then his arms – and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting the butterfly he has just eaten, he little realizes that now he will never know!

Follow the only-to-be-expected changes of a tadpole and a caterpillar to their natural conclusion – and see the end to a beautiful friendship.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.2 × 8.04 × 0.15 in

Published: May 2, 2005

Publisher: Random House UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1842704265

ISBN - 13: 9781842704264

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Tadpole's Promise

by Jeanne Willis
Illustrator Tony Ross

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.2 × 8.04 × 0.15 in

Published: May 2, 2005

Publisher: Random House UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1842704265

ISBN - 13: 9781842704264

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A zany, unpredictable picture book from this best-selling and hilarious author/illustrator couple.

Tadpole loves his rainbow friend, the caterpillar, and she tells him she loves everything about him.

“Promise that you will never change,” she says.

But as the seasons pass and he matures, his legs grow, and then his arms – and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting the butterfly he has just eaten, he little realizes that now he will never know!

Follow the only-to-be-expected changes of a tadpole and a caterpillar to their natural conclusion – and see the end to a beautiful friendship.

From the Jacket

“It’s terrific.”
—Posy Simmonds

“The dramatic energy of the simple but lyrical text, and particularly of Ross’s witty and beautiful illustrations, makes this unforgettable.”
—Guardian

“Breaks the mould in form as well as content.”
—Sunday Times

Editorial Reviews

“It’s terrific.”
—Posy Simmonds

“The dramatic energy of the simple but lyrical text, and particularly of Ross’s witty and beautiful illustrations, makes this unforgettable.”
—Guardian

“Breaks the mould in form as well as content.”
—Sunday Times

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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