Based on some facts about the life cycle of frogs, this short story (age level 5-8 years) takes place in a freshwater pond where a tadpole and a beaver live. One day the tadpole accidentally ends up inside the beaver’s mouth but manages to dive back into the pond unharmed. Through their actions, the characters display human values such as compassion, affection, gratitude, tolerance, and a genuine friendship where envy and differences do not exist. The book includes a diagram of the life cycle of a frog, vocabulary, and a poem.
About the Author:
Carlos F. Tarrac
Carlos Tarrac has been a teacher of Spanish and other subjects in the California Public Schools for over twenty years. From a young age, he has written, translated and illustrated books for children, as well as adults, including poetry and numerous newspaper articles. One of his books, Poemas Sencillos-Simple Poems, earned an Honorable Mention at the 2011 Paris Book Festival, while Otros Poemas Sencillos-More Simple Poems was a Finalist at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards. Veva y El Castor is a Finalist in the 2017 Int'l Latino Book Awards in the category of Best Educational Children’s Picture Book.