Howard Calvert - Lots of Frogs - Hachette Children's Group

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    • ISBN:9781444939668
    • Publication date:01 Nov 2018
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Lots of Frogs

By Howard Calvert
Illustrated by Claudia Boldt

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Tommy Fox has a box - a box full of frogs... An hilarious story full of fun and frogs!

Tommy Fox has a box - a box full of frogs. And when they all jump out at school, that's when the fun begins! There is chaos in the classroom and high jinks in the hall. Can Tommy get the frogs back in the box?

You'll want to hop along with this fun, rhyming text by debut author Howard Calvert with deliciously bright and bold illustrations from Claudia Boldt!

Biographical Notes

Howard Calvert (Author)
As a child, Howard was a big Richard Scarry fan, and still considers Lowly Worm a close confidante, even if he is an anthropomorphic worm. Howard now works as a freelance journalist alongside writing his own children's books. He lives in Hampshire with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys getting covered in mud in the countryside while trail running or mountain biking, eating his own bodyweight in cinnamon buns, riding his Brompton and destroying his kitchen while baking.

Claudia Boldt (Illustrator)
Claudia Boldt is a young German illustrator based in London. She attended the Glasgow School of Art, and then Kingston University, London, where she graduated with her Masters in Illustration in 2007. Claudia was a winner of the Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award. She is the co-founder of children's newspaper The Loop.

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  • ISBN: 9781444939644
  • Publication date: 01 Nov 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books

Even if you're not sure where the phrase 'as mad as a box of frogs' comes from, Howard Calvert's story appears to be proof that with a box of frogs, madness ensues.
Tommy Fox is the boy with the box, and he's decided to take it to Show and Tell. But the frogs escape, and soon there are frogs jumping all over the school. The frogs cause chaos in the classroom and silliness in the staffroom - there's definitely no more schoolwork being done!
Tommy has to catch all the frogs back in to the box, but one mischievous frog named Frank proves elusive to the end. Tom finally gets his frogs under control, but not for long...
This seriously silly story has a fun rhyme that really hops along. Brilliantly energetic illustrations from Claudia Boldt give the whole book a bouncy feel. It's sure to make little ones laugh as the frogs get into mischief at school, and when the story ends, it's placed perfectly to go back to the beginning and start the madness all over again!

— BookTrust