Frog Hops Off! by Lydia Monks
  

Frog Hops Off!

Written by Lydia Monks
Illustrated by Lydia Monks
Part of the Twit Twoo School Series

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Lydia Monks’ new series is perfect for little children particularly those just starting nursery or reception. Frog is the star of this story which recounts his adventures on the school trip. He’s a very bouncy character and is so excited at the prospect of the day out that he can’t keep still at all. Wise Miss Hoot tells everyone to hold hands to avoid getting lost, but Frog can’t resist heading off on his own… All ends well though and the final page shows Frog and his daddy hopping home together very happily. There’s no mistaking the range of emotions felt by Frog, they are so clearly depicted in the illustrations, and his little friends are just as engaging and characterful. An excellent first book, lovely to look at, with a real story and lots to discuss throughout. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

Frog Hops Off! by Lydia Monks

Welcome to Twit Twoo School! Meet Frog, Mouse, Mole, Owl, Rabbit and their teacher Miss Hoot at their fun-filled treetop school. Frog just can't sit still - he is always bouncing around and he can't wait to go exploring underground with Miss Hoot and all his friends. But when Frog hops off on his own, he soon realises he doesn't know the way back again . . .

Frog Hops Off! is a warm and funny adventure story with a gentle message about listening, perfect for preschool readers. With a cast of adorable animal characters and bright, bold, distinctive illustrations from the award-winning Lydia Monks, illustrator of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard series, the Twit Twoo School series is sure to delight young children.

Reviews

Warm, reassuring storytelling, ideal for young children settling into nursery or school. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

Praise for Mouse's Big Day

A warm and funny story about friendship, and the perfect picture book to offer encouragement to any child who is starting school or nursery. Lancashire Evening Post

The colours and characters zing off the page in Monks gorgeously bright, cheerful style. The Bookseller

About the Author

Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Lydia illustrates several bestselling series including the What the Ladybird Heard adventures and Princess Mirror-Belle, written by Julia Donaldson. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Award, the Stockport Children’s Book Award and multiple nominations for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the author and illustrator of the preschool picture book series Twit Twoo School. Lydia lives in Sheffield.

Things you didn't know about Lydia Monks:

1. She has ginger hair.
2. She goes to tango classes.
3. She has a sister called Julie who also illustrates children’s books.
4. She doesn’t have any pets but would like some.
5. She always talks to cats in the street.
6. She listens to the radio all day while she works.
7. She has won medals and trophies for Irish dancing.
8. She used to have an old, green car that was born in the 1970s, which people used to laugh at.
9. She uses teeny, weeny brushes to work with.
10. She has a husband who is also an illustrator.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 to 5 years

Author

Lydia Monks
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Author's Website

lydiamonks.com/#/home

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

14th June 2018

ISBN

9781509828456

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