Geronimo The Frog

Summary:

Bad Billy and his gang are making a mess of the Great Cypress Swamp. Geronimo and his animal friends have had enough! This isn't just about the trash, it's about respect, too. The animals are happy that Geronimo is brave enough to take on Bad Billy. They didn't count on Bad Billy frog-napping Geronimo. Will his friends be able to save the day?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids and parents alike will keep turning the page to see how this heroic frog and his swamp friends save the day.

Content Awareness Factors:

This is a text-heavy picture book, so it may not appeal to readers who want the story to move faster.


Parent Reaction

This is a clever take on (IMHO) the over-written topic of bullying. Yes, Bad Billy is a goon toward the animals, but it his treatment of the Great Cypress Swamp that takes center stage. As a result, the story has more depth for readers.

Type of Book:
This picture book addresses conservation, bullying, teamwork, and friendship.
Educational Themes:

There are several layers to the story. The obvious ones are bullying and treating the earth respectfully. Respect could also extend to how we treat each other. At the beginning the author talks about the Apache and Seminole tribes. This could be a good starting place for discussions about these Native Americans.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 11
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 9
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a book that has great layering. You won't get it all from the first reading.

Title Geronimo the Frog
Author Matthew Stein
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform © 2013
Illustrators Taillefer Long
ISBN 9781482535655
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.99
Genres Animal Character, Friendship, Problem Solving, Ecology | Environment
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