999 Tadpoles (Hardcover)

By Ken Kimura, Yasunari Murakami

Northsouth Books, 9780735840133, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2011



"We'll have to move," says Mother, after realizing the pond is too small. But moving a family of 999 young frogs is fraught with danger Hungry snakes are crawling through the grass. Hungry hawks are flying through the sky. A young frog makes a mighty tasty morsel.

Never underestimate the quick wits of 999 young frogs.

About the Author

Ken Kimura was born in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. In addition to writing children's books, he makes handmade children's toys. Mr. Kimura lives in Japan. Yasunari Murakami was born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. His illustrations have

Praise For 999 Tadpoles

 "Murakami’s impish, toy-bright illustrations look — almost — as if a talented 4-year-old might have painted them. In contrast to Hello Kitty-style Japanese Neo-Pop, they have a distinctly, even stubbornly, handmade feel. Besides setting the stage for outlandish fun, the message they convey is unmistakable: Nothing in these pages is not for children. The result is an uncommon picture book designed not only to entertain young people but also to give them their due." The New York Times Book Review