Synopsis: A tadpole and a caterpillar fall in love and promise each other that they'll never change. Themes: Humor, Love, metamorphosis Opening Lines: "Where the willow meets the water, a tadpole met a caterpillar. Can you think of other ways of describing different animals. In the book Tadpole's Promise a caterpillar and tadpole meet, fall in love and promise each other to never change. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). ‘You are my beautiful rainbow,’ said the tadpole to the caterpillar. Then the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly and the frog unknowingly eats her. Called Tadpole’s Promise, it was a love story. Why did you fall in love with the tadpole? The story begins with Little Owl falling out of the nest and his quest for his mummy. I was enjoying this book until the ending. Like Liked by 1 person. voice for the caterpillar and a low, stopped-up-nose voice for Tadpoles Promise tadpole. . Run reports for attendance. Feb 07, Tadpoles Promise Edwards rated it really liked it. A tadpole fell in love with a caterpillar. The ending of the book sent a mixed message. "'For nourishment of grammatical and contextual awareness, a perfect book for reading aloud is Tony Ross' and Jeanne Willis' wicked little love story - Tadpole's Promise. They gazed into each other's tiny eyes... and fell in love. When I first read this book a year or so ago, I found the ending particularly shocking and a little bit Tadpoles Promise although I may have had a little giggle! Category: American literature. From Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross Circular endings: In A bit Lost by Chris Haughton, we see the classic ending that is the story starting all over again, with a slight twist. Open Preview See a Problem? I also liked how the text had a touch of British humor. “I think the caterpillar is going to turn into a butterfly and the tadpole (will) turn into a frog. Page: View: 933 Both tadpoles and caterpillars have to change into a frog and caterpillar. . Tadpole's Promise- Life cycles 5-7. Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. Imagine that you are the caterpillar. Communicate with parents. Be prepared for a surprise when you get to the end of this story which portrays the blossoming love between a caterpillar and a tadpole and what happens when tadpole inevitably breaks his promise to the caterpillar to 'never change'. Write an alternative ending for this story. See child observations for assessments. The tadpole begins to change into a frog, and the caterpillar gets mad because he has broken his promise. The Liberation of Gabriel King Best Plot Twist Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis , illus . The caterpillar describes the tadpole as a ‘shiny black pearl’ and the tadpole describes the caterpillar as a ‘beautiful rainbow’. Author: Publisher: ISBN: UCSD:31822034371112. ‘Tadpole’s Promise’ is a children’s book about love. It starts eloquently and promisingly: "Where the willow meets the water a tadpole met a caterpillar. ... I’d have been hoping for some nice ending where the butterfly and frog hold hands and live happily forever after. They gazed into each other's tiny eyes. ... And for Anusha, a happy ending. Print out childcare daily sheets. ." The laugh out loud ending may NOT be suitable for many younger readers. This is a little morbid for a kids book, but in a funny way, and a theme I see is that sometimes you can't prevent change. 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