The Frog King

An African Folktale

From the Set Folktales from Around the World

Some loud, disrespectful frogs need a king to teach them to be kind and courteous to others. After mistaking a rock as their ruler, they learn that the crocodile Mamba, with its sharp teeth and swishing tail, was their true king.

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  • Folktales
  • About the Illustrator
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 398.2096762
Lexile 530
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Guided Reading Level K
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781623230067
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 7.25 x 8.25
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of Folktales from Around the World from School Library Journal on November 1, 2011

Old-fashioned in the best way, each book tells a story from a particular area. To maintain the traditional feel, the tales are narrated by a storyteller, and the illustrations, which include full-page color images as well as smaller black-and-white pictures, purposefully imitate styles native to the featured regions. A map and an explanatory note describing folktale traditions end each book. Perfect for reading aloud to a class or sharing one-on-one, these books have a nice range and should be considered as needed to fill in folklore collections where these areas are not well represented.

Author: Amanda StJohn

Illustrator: Karen Perrins