She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). They gazed into each other's tiny eyes. Tadpole's Promise- Life cycles 5-7. Feb 07, Tadpoles Promise Edwards rated it really liked it. When I first read this book a year or so ago, I found the ending particularly shocking and a little bit Tadpoles Promise although I may have had a little giggle! Be prepared for a surprise when you get to the end of this story which portrays the blossoming love between a caterpillar and a tadpole and what happens when tadpole inevitably breaks his promise to the caterpillar to 'never change'. Run reports for attendance. . Synopsis: A tadpole and a caterpillar fall in love and promise each other that they'll never change. See child observations for assessments. I first came across this last year, when my five year old brought it home in his school book bag. . Then the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly and the frog unknowingly eats her. The Liberation of Gabriel King Best Plot Twist Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis , illus . The ending of the book sent a mixed message. I was enjoying this book until the ending. The laugh out loud ending may NOT be suitable for many younger readers. ." Called Tadpole’s Promise, it was a love story. ... And for Anusha, a happy ending. ‘Tadpole’s Promise’ is a children’s book about love. The caterpillar describes the tadpole as a ‘shiny black pearl’ and the tadpole describes the caterpillar as a ‘beautiful rainbow’. Print out childcare daily sheets. Why did you fall in love with the tadpole? Write an alternative ending for this story. I also liked how the text had a touch of British humor. It starts eloquently and promisingly: "Where the willow meets the water a tadpole met a caterpillar. “I think the caterpillar is going to turn into a butterfly and the tadpole (will) turn into a frog. From Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross Circular endings: In A bit Lost by Chris Haughton, we see the classic ending that is the story starting all over again, with a slight twist. Category: American literature. Can you think of other ways of describing different animals. In the book Tadpole's Promise a caterpillar and tadpole meet, fall in love and promise each other to never change. Imagine that you are the caterpillar. This is a little morbid for a kids book, but in a funny way, and a theme I see is that sometimes you can't prevent change. Communicate with parents. Bleargh! The story begins with Little Owl falling out of the nest and his quest for his mummy. They gazed into each other's tiny eyes... and fell in love. Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. Author: Publisher: ISBN: UCSD:31822034371112. Both tadpoles and caterpillars have to change into a frog and caterpillar. Themes: Humor, Love, metamorphosis Opening Lines: "Where the willow meets the water, a tadpole met a caterpillar. Like Liked by 1 person. I liked it, but, it probably has a bit of a limited audience because o Strange and weird with an ending that would make Tadpoles Promise children fairly upset. ‘You are my beautiful rainbow,’ said the tadpole to the caterpillar. A tadpole fell in love with a caterpillar. ... I’d have been hoping for some nice ending where the butterfly and frog hold hands and live happily forever after. Page: View: 933 Open Preview See a Problem? voice for the caterpillar and a low, stopped-up-nose voice for Tadpoles Promise tadpole. 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