Tadpole's Promise

Paperback | May 2, 2005

byJeanne WillisIllustratorTony Ross

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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.

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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 ...

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“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

JEANNE WILLIS is one of our best-loved authors of children's books, and also writes for television and video companies. She has two children. Tony Ross is one of the top UK children's illustrators. His books are published all over the world. He lives in Cheshire.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.2 × 8.04 × 0.15 inPublished:May 2, 2005Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1842704265

ISBN - 13:9781842704264

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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“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