The Mysterious Tadpole by Steven Kellogg

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It's Louis's birthday and Uncle McAllister has brought him a very special gift&150a tadpole all the way from Scotland! Louis can hardly wait for Alphonse to grow into a frog. But it soon becomes clear that Alphonse is not turning into any ordinary frog. First Alphonse outgrows his jar, then the sink, and then the bathtub! This new edition of The Mysterious Tadpole boasts reimagined story twists and entirely new illustrations. The lovable giant of a tadpole has grown into something even more wonderful!
 

About Steven Kellogg

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Stephen Kellogg was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 26, 1941. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and majored in illustration. While in college, he won a fellowship to spend his senior year studying and working in Florence, Italy. Kellogg has illustrated over one hundred titles and written some of his own. Titles he has written include the Island of the Skog, which won the Michigan State Young Readers Award, and was included on Booklist's Books for Every Child and the CBC Books for Peace list, A Rose for Pinkerton!, Pinkerton, Behave!, and Tallyho, Pinkerton!
 
Published January 1, 1977 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Kellogg tosses off one fantasy within another, as Alphonse, the tadpole Louis' Scottish uncle sends him for his birthday, develops into something more like a dinosaur than a frog and the authorities refuse to allow Louis to keep his pet in the junior high school swimming pool.

Oct 01 1977 | Read Full Review of The Mysterious Tadpole

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Louis gets the gift that keeps on giving or growing, rather. The story about a boy and his burgeoning birthday present returns in a 25th-anniversary edition featuring revised text and full-color i

Jun 21 2004 | Read Full Review of The Mysterious Tadpole

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Several reissued titles will be welcomed by fans of their celebrated authors and artists. Louis gets the gift that keeps on giving or growing, rather in The Mysterious Tadpole by Steven Kellogg. Th

Aug 26 2002 | Read Full Review of The Mysterious Tadpole

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I read all of the Calvin & Hobbes books to my girls when they were little (over and over again, but they bear up well with repetition), though technically, they’re not books, they’re comic strips and you can’t write them down in the grade one ‘Books I read today’ journal, but my kids learned more...

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