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Tad: A big story about a brave minibeast

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The winners of The Farshore Reading for Pleasure Teacher Awards 2023, highlighting the work schools are doing to encourage a love of reading, have...A big story about a tiny tadpole - about growing up, branching out, and taking a leap into life. From the award-winning author and illustrator of The Storm Whale and Granddad's Island, and the perfect story for everyone who's ever grown up, or still has a way to go... About This Edition ISBN: Tad is a tiny tadpole. She’s the smallest of her tadsisters and tadbrothers and has to work hard to try and keep up. Tales of a scary frog-eating fish called Big Blub terrify poor Tad and when everyone else starts to mysteriously disappear, she starts to wonder if Big Blub has got to them and, if soon, he will get to her too. Saturated with colour and steeped in the fear and excitement of growing up.\" The Guardian, Best New Picture Books roundup Soon, all her tadsiblings outgrow the nest and swim to other parts of the pond, leaving poor Tad by her lonesome. That’s until … Big Blub shows up! Intensely atmospheric, full of biting cold, tender detail and warm light, this is a book to cuddle up with - The Guardian

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The pictures are nice and simple. Tad is identifiable with his yellow eyes with all his tadbrothers and tadsisters having orange or blue eyes and the scenery is well done too, creating the right atmosphere for the words. Benji’s illustrations are simply wonderful, creating an atmospheric world and portraying Tad’s emotions brilliantly. I could look at them all day. Even after finishing the story the images lingered on in my mind. Right from the start you feel like you know Tad. Benji really has thought of everything, there is even a spread with numbers counting down from ten which children will love counting along with as the tension of the story rises. TAD is a colorful and engaging journey into the water, as we follow Tad, a tadpole. Tad lives with her brothers and sisters in the water, where they fear the big fish, Big Blub, who wants to eat them. As the tadbrothers and tadsisters change and begin to become frogs, Tad changes a little slower until the she is only one left. Just when it seems Big Blub will get her, Tad begins to change and loses her tail as she heads to the surface to be with her brothers and sisters as a frog. Visit a pond to look for signs of frogspawn, tadpoles or frogs. Talk about what you see – children might be able to take photos or draw pictures. Make an information bookBenji Davies is the illustrator of the Bizzy Bear books, Bizzy Bear: Let’s Go and Play and Bizzy Bear: Fun on the Farm. As a child, Benji knew that when he grew up he either wanted to make films or draw pictures in books. He is still working out which he likes best, and currently divides his time between illustrating children’s books and directing animation. Sometimes the biggest stories come from the smallest beginnings... Meet Tad. She's the smallest tadpole in a big pond, and lives there with all her tadbrothers and tadsisters. Although something else lives there too... BIG BLUB! And when everyone else starts to disappear, Tad starts to wonder if Big Blub will get her too... Or is everyone else going somewhere else; somewhere better? And if so, will Tad ever get there too?

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