Hop Jump

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byEllen Stoll Walsh

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Tired of hopping and jumping, Betsy the frog sees the leaves float down from the trees and is inspired to leap and twirl - she calls it dancing. At first the other frogs tell her there is no room for dancing. But she eventually teaches everyone that there is room for hopping, jumping, and dancing. 'A beautifully designed book that, like Walsh's earlier efforts, yields new subtleties and visual delights with each reading.' - Kirkus Reviews

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Tired of hopping and jumping, Betssy the frog watches leaves float down from the trees and is inspired to leap and whirl. "A beautifully designed book that, like Wlash's earlier efforts, yields new subleties and visual delights with each reading".--Kirkus Review. Full color

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Tired of hopping and jumping, Betsy the frog sees the leaves float down from the trees and is inspired to leap and twirl - she calls it dancing. At first the other frogs tell her there is no room for dancing. But she eventually teaches everyone that there is room for hopping, jumping, and dancing. 'A beautifully designed book that, lik...

ELLEN STOLL WALSH is the author-illustrator of many popular books for children, including the successful Mouse Paint and Mouse Count books. She lives in upstate New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.06 × 10.54 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:015201375X

ISBN - 13:9780152013752

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Tired of hopping and jumping, Betssy the frog watches leaves float down from the trees and is inspired to leap and whirl. "A beautifully designed book that, like Wlash's earlier efforts, yields new subleties and visual delights with each reading".--Kirkus Review. Full color

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PreSchool-Grade 2-"'It's always the same,'" complains Betsy, a green-speckled blue frog. She is tired of watching the others of her ilk engaging in their monotonous, "Hop jump, hop jump." Instead, she imitates leaves-leaping, turning, and twisting-as they float to the ground. "'It's called dancing,'" she says. The frogs at first reject the idea, and then all but one join her. Betsy declares, "'There's room for dancing and for hopping.'" This gentle lesson in diversity and tolerance is presented in direct, graceful prose. Although there are just a few words per page, the text flows smoothly and is perfectly coordinated with the cut-paper collage illustrations. The ever-changing positions and relationships of the frogs, speckled with yellow, green, and blue, hold readers' interest. The large, clearly seen figures and flowing language will make this book a popular and useful story time choice.Nancy Seiner, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh