Wanda and the Frogs (Paperback)

By Barbara Azore, Georgia Graham (Illustrator)

Tundra Books (NY), 9781770493070, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012



Blue-eyed, freckle-faced Wanda is back, and with her comes spring, puddles, and wriggling black tadpoles. Wanda is enchanted. On the way to school one morning, Wanda scoops some tadpoles into her sand pail. When she presents them to her teacher, the teacher agrees to let the class take care of them until they become frogs. But what will happen to the tadpoles once they grow legs and their tails begin to shrink? Wanda is worried. She wants to keep them. When she secretly moves the frogs into her own bedroom at home, Wanda's family is in for a hilarious host of surprises.
In this charming sequel to Wanda and the Wild Hair, the dynamic author/illustrator team of Barbara Azore and Georgia Graham perform their magic in another joyful adventure of the quirky and mischievous Wanda.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Barbara Azore was born in England and emigrated to Canada in 1967. From 1970 to 1997 she was employed by the Edmonton Public School Board, working in Elementary and Junior High School Libraries. Since retiring, she has had articles published in the Edmonton Journal and Birth Issues. She began writing children's stories to accompany sweaters that she knit for her grandchildren. Her first published children's book came about after she entered the Writer's Union of Canada's "Writing for Children" Competition in 1999. Barbara Azore lives in Edmonton, Alberta. Georgia Graham was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and has been hooked on chalk pastels since grade four. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1982 and first used her art to entertain children in her Sunday school class. Her published works include A Team Like No Other, The Saturday Appaloosa, Bibi and the Bull, The Strongest Man This Side of Cremona, Tiger's New Cowboy Boots, and more. This is her second collaboration with Barbara Azore. Georgia Graham lives with her husband and two children in central Alberta. From the Hardcover edition.

Praise For Wanda and the Frogs

Praise for Wanda and the Frogs:
“The book is perfect for a read-aloud tie-in to a unit on frogs or a frog-themed storyhour. The brightly hued, chalk-pastel cartoon illustrations add to the story’s charm. A neat addition for spring.”
School Library Journal
“...Graham’s warm, subtle pastels merit multiple viewings.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Wanda and the Wild Hair:

“This charming story is well served by the delightful comic illustrations of Georgia Graham.”
CM Magazine

“Kids who love their hair will identify with Wanda’s playful solution to make her adults happy.”
Prairie Books NOW