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I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog [With CD (Audio)]
by and Mary Paul Peter and Les Braunstein and Joshua S. Brunet


Overview - This is a unique offering of a book and CD recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary , based on the lively tune. Witty, wonderful, and slyly fun, the song "I m in Love with a Big Blue Frog" was a huge hit for Peter, Paul and Mary in 1967, and has been a favorite in classrooms, camps, and at sing-alongs ever since.  Read more...

 
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More About I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog [With CD (Audio)] by and Mary Paul Peter; Les Braunstein; Joshua S. Brunet
 
 
 
Overview
This is a unique offering of a book and CD recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary, based on the lively tune. Witty, wonderful, and slyly fun, the song "I m in Love with a Big Blue Frog" was a huge hit for Peter, Paul and Mary in 1967, and has been a favorite in classrooms, camps, and at sing-alongs ever since. Not only do children delight in the playful tune, but adults also embrace its lyrics, which gently send a message of tolerance in the most light-hearted, humorous way."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781936140374
  • ISBN-10: 1936140373
  • Publisher: Imagine Publishing
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 28
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.89 x 10.8 x 0.53 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.65 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Frogs & Toads

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-12-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

Brunet (When Pigs Fly) provides brassy, bold visuals for this bumpy adaptation of Braunstein’s 1967 folk song, famously performed by Peter, Paul, and Mary; the trio’s original recording and two additional songs are featured on an accompanying CD. An endnote explains that the song is a metaphor for the struggle against discrimination and segregation in the civil rights era, and the book stars a loving but vilified couple, a redheaded young woman and a tall beret-wearing frog (imagine a dapper blue cousin to Kermit). Throughout, folks keep to their own kind—whether human, zebra, or sheep—exhibiting a “different is bad” mentality. In the opening scene, the couple shares a float in a soda shop while customers (both human and animal) look on disapprovingly; when they move into a new house, beaver neighbors glare at them over a picket fence (“They think value on their property will go right down/ If the family next door is blue”). The tacked-on happy ending is perplexing: the prejudice of the preceding pages vanishes when the couple hands out frog-themed treats from an ice cream truck. Ages 4–up. (Feb.)

 
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