A Chapter Book for Boys and Girls
A proficient use of core sight words
makes MUMPS a fine choice for librarians, teachers, and parents working to encourage successful reading skills.
With 64 Beautiful Watercolor Illustrations
There's a BIG THING that's come to the pond and a little frog who is not happy about it! Living a safe yet lonely life on his lily pad, Mumps is suddenly confronted by a great dark shadow towing high above him.
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Who is this intruder?
Does it mean to harm him?
The BIG THING is a boy named Robert. He has moved with his family into the old farm near the pond. Mumps has never met anyone like this. Very afraid, Mumps jumps into the water, swimming to safety at the bottom of the pond.
Maybe the BIG THING will go away!
Discover how Mumps finds the courage to overcome his fears and come out of the water to make new friends.
Young readers will learn how these two become friends and why Robert thinks Mumps is the smartest frog ever.
OTHER BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK FROM THE BOOK
by Susan Cowan
Click on the thumbnails to view the illustrations
WHAT OTHER READERS SAY ABOUT THE BOOK
“Linda Kandelin Chambers has created a delightful story of childhood innocence and simple adventure in an imaginative tale. Her obvious love of nature, seen with a child-like 'eye' will please youngsters reading MUMPS. It is a simple yet compelling story with chapter endings that lead easily to the next. Readers will especially enjoy the 'thinking and worrying' of Mumps. They will never again see a frog without remembering this book!. The water-color pictures are fresh and let the child feel the lovely out-of-doors that is the country."
by Lorrene Palmer, who spent 23 years teaching First and Second graders in the Saratoga Union School District, Saratoga, California. She also mentored four student teachers from San Jose State University. Lorrene spent eight years piloting a Whole Language Program using children's literature to teach reading.
Print Length: 64 pages
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publishing Date: June 24, 2010
Unexpected adventure abounds in
this charming tale for intermediate readers.
Inside the book pages 20 & 21 Chapter 3 "Mumps Goes Sailing"
"A sweet and charming story"
“A frog’s trust overcomes his fear, and leads to friends, adventure, dreams, and happiness in and out of his own little pond. Sweet and charming little story, especially as we feel the excitement, joy and contentment of Mumps as he has his almost revelations, discovering the wonders and meaning in life."
by the Independent Book Festival Judges
"Happiness is a place where reading and learning
walk hand in hand." ~ LChambers
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