Spells by Emily Gravett

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Once upon a time, there was a frog who wanted to be a pirate...or a handsome prince...or anything aside from a small green frog, really. When he discovers a very mixed-up book of spells, he decides to take matters into his own hands. But magic spells are tricky, and frog will tranform himself into a whole menagarie of things before he reaches his fairy tale ending.

This clever picture book from award-winning author Emily Gravett will keep kids and parents both entertained with its mix-and-match pages and twist ending.
 

About Emily Gravett

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Emily Gravett is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including the Kate Greenaway Award–winning Wolves and Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. She is also the author and illustrator of Again! (shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award), Wolf Won’t Bite!, Blue Chameleon, The Rabbit Problem, Dogs, Spells, The Odd Egg, Monkey and Me, Orange Pear Apple Bear, and Meerkat Mail. She lives in Brighton, England, with her family. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Shredded paper makes an alluringly tactile ocean for Frog’s pretend ship, built from this very book of spells (authored suspiciously by Emily Gribbitt, in her delightfully sly trademark meta-humor).

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The Guardian

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Spells by Emily Gravett Find this on the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop When a frog discovers a book of spells, he has an idea.

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Publishers Weekly

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A small green frog stumbles on a book of spells (which is written by “Emily Gribbit”), tries to turn himself into a handsome prince, but suffers a series of glitches.

Oct 12 2009 | Read Full Review of Spells

The Bookbag

Yes Pages: 32 Date: October 2009 Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books External links: Author's website ISBN: 978-0230531369 A frog discovers a book, but he wishes it was a boat, so he tears and folds the pages to turn it into the boat.

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Common Sense Media

Once the frog starts putting together his spells from the torn-up pages of the spell book, the pages of the actual book are cut in half.

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Chicago Tribune

Though the jacket copy starts with a very modern advert-- "Fun-loving attractive frog: likes nights out, swimming, and kisses"-- the story itself begins with that most magical of time- signatures: "There once was a frog who found a book."

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Chicago Tribune

Though the jacket copy starts with a very modern advert — “Fun-loving attractive frog … likes nights out, swimming, and kisses” — the story itself begins with that most magical of time- signatures: “There once was a frog who found a book.” We’ve seen the book pictured, written by one Emily Gribbi...

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