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A song for Little Toad, written by Vivian French ; illustrated by Barbara Firth

Label
A song for Little Toad
Title
A song for Little Toad
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written by Vivian French ; illustrated by Barbara Firth
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Old Mother Toad is upset when a nightingale suggests a lullaby, to get Little Toad to sleep. For how can a toad match the song of a nightingale? This story illustrates the age-old truth that, to her young one, a mother's song is always the best!
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StDuBDS
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French, Vivian
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Firth, Barbara
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  • Children's stories, English
  • Picture books for children
Summary expansion
A bedtime story about motherly love, which was shortlisted for the 1995 Smarties Book Prize (0-5 category). Croak croak croak, Sleep, my little sweet one. Croak croak croak, Close your eyes and sleep.";This is the song that Old Mother Toad sings to her baby at bedtime. But Little Toad's eyes are bright and shining. A soft "Baaaaa, Baaaaaa" would be more soothing, a sheep suggests, while a passing duck advises a cheerful "Quack! Quack! Quackitty quack!" When a nightingale offers his remedy, a sweet and gentle lullaby, a tear falls from Old Mother Toad's eye. For how can a toad match the singing of a nightingale? Happily, though, Little Toad himself has the solution - it's his mother's song that he wants and asks for and that, finally, sends him to sleep.;Vivian French's books include "Jackson's Juniors", "Under the Moon", "Zenobia and Mouse", "Mary Poggs and the Sunshine", "Once Upon a Time", "Why the Sea is Salt", 'Princess Primrose", "Baker Ben", "Doctor Elsie", "Lazy Jack", "Caterpillar, Caterpillar" (shortlisted for the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award), "The Apple Trees" and "Spider Watching".;;Barbara Firth won the Smarties Book Prize and the 1988 Kate Greenaway Medal for "Can't You Sl
Target audience
preschool
Label
A song for Little Toad, written by Vivian French ; illustrated by Barbara Firth
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BDZ0000633046
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
[25]p.
Isbn
9780744532852
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
Label
A song for Little Toad, written by Vivian French ; illustrated by Barbara Firth
Publication
Control code
BDZ0000633046
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
[25]p.
Isbn
9780744532852
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.

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