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?
Kids and parents alike will keep turning the page to see how this heroic frog and his swamp friends save the day.
This is a text-heavy picture book, so it may not appeal to readers who want the story to move faster.
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.
This picture book addresses conservation, bullying, teamwork, and friendship.
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.
9 to 11
6 to 9
Borrow, at least. This is a book that has great layering. You won't get it all from the first reading.