5:40 PM EST, December 3, 2012
By Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, ages 3-6
This book can't be read silently. On the cover, a very, very hungry tiger prowls through a bamboo forest. He's just one lunge behind a frog when a "deep, deep hole" (not the tiger) gobbles up the frog. Each page is filled with the sounds that come from frog and his friends, including readers. The words give the sound twice — like "Ribbit-oops!" or "Grab on!" or "Oh, no!" — and then the big bold type signals it's time for children to shout along. Rohmann's relief prints, with their dark defining edges, are vivid eye candy.
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