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.
Who is this intruder?
Does it mean to harm him?
Discover how Mumps finds the courage to overcome his fears and come out of the water
to make new friends. Unexpected adventure abounds in this charming tale for
8 chapters 64 pages full color
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!
Young readers will learn how these two become friends and why Robert thinks Mumps is the smartest frog ever.
64 BEAUTIFUL WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS by SUSAN COWAN
"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."
Lorrene Palmer 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