Why The Frog Has Big Eyes

Paperback | August 8, 2003

byBetsy FrancoIllustratorJoung Un Kim

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Once upon a time all frogs had beady little eyes . . . until one frog boasted that he could stare longer than anyone. Joung Un Kim's bold colors and stylized artwork are as spirited and amusing as the hilarious competition between Frog and his friends.

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Once upon a time all frogs had beady little eyes . . . until one frog boasted that he could stare longer than anyone. Joung Un Kim's bold colors and stylized artwork are as spirited and amusing as the hilarious competition between Frog and his friends.

JOUNG UN KIM has illustrated several picture books, including What Do You Dream? by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Sumi's First Day of School Ever by Soyung Pak, and one previous Green Light Reader, Why the Frog Has Big Eyes by Betsy Franco. She lives in Anaheim, California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 8.52 × 6.64 × 0.09 inPublished:August 8, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152048340

ISBN - 13:9780152048341

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Gr. 1-2. In this pourquois story, Frog brags that he can stare longer than the other animals. One by one, they challenge him to a staring contest. Though Frog defeats Horse and Rabbit, Fish easily outstares him, because "a fish can't blink!" However, Frog's long effort to keep his eyes open makes them grow larger, and they remain so to this day. Brief but well told, Franco's tale provides young readers with a solid story told in short, simple words. Kim's illustrations, which appear to be acrylic paintings, feature bold forms and colors suggesting the setting and personifying the animal characters. Satisfying fare from the Green Light Reader series.