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999 Frogs and a Little Brother

Illustrated by Yasunari Murakami
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Everybody's favorite frogs are back in Ken Kimura and Yasunari Murakami's ticklish tale about size!

"Are you my big brother?" The last (and littlest) tadpole to be born is thrilled to hear that anyone thinks he's BIG—even if it's a baby crayfish. And the two form a fast friendship, until deep in the night Mommy crayfish finds her baby and takes him home. But when the little tadpole finally becomes a frog, he doesn't forget his little brother and it all pays off when the little frog meets a BIG snake! Who will save the 999 frog brothers? Never underestimate the size of true friendship!

About The Author

Ken Kimura was born in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. In addition to writing children’s books, he makes handmade children’s toys. Mr. Kimura lives in Japan.

About The Illustrator

Yasunari Murakami was born in Japan in 1955. In addition to illustrating children’s books, he also likes to devote himself to nature depictions. His works have received awards including the Bologna Graphic Award and the Japanese Picture Book Award.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (March 1, 2015)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735842021
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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You’ll admire these tiny creatures where size is no barrier to friendship and good deeds are long remembered.

– Vermont Country Sampler

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