Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 2 - 4n/a3.6745
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!
Hardcover, 30 pages
ISBN-10: 0590759396
ISBN-13: 9780590759397
2 Book Reviews
  • christine980153
    christine980153Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3:18 am33 stars
    This was about a tadpole. First Louis uncle gave him a tadpole for his birthday. He took it to school to show his classmates. His teacher asked him to bring it every week. The tadpole grew and grew until there was no home for him. Alphonse helped Louis find a pirate treasure they used the money to build a swimming pool. My favorite part in the book was Louis uncle giving him the tadpole for his birthday because I want a Tadpole too. I would not recommend this book because it's too boring.
    • lgh
      lghTuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm44 stars
      Steven Kellogg's book The Mysterious Tadpole is full of surprises. When Louis gets a tadpole from his uncle as a birthday present, I'm sure no one imagined what would happen over the next year! Louis is a good friend and caretaker of his "tadpole," who he names Alphonse. Alphonse grows up and they have exciting adventures ~ including getting kicked out of the school's pool and finding a sunken treasure. In addition to the story the pictures in this book were excellent!