Once Upon a Toad

By FREDERICK, Heather Vogel

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ISBN
978-1-4169-8478-8 978-1-4169-8707-9
Publisher
S & S.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 4–6—In this re-imagining of "Toads and Diamonds," Catriona Starr's astronaut mom gets called up for a space mission with little notice, forcing the 12-year-old to spend three months with her father and stepfamily in Oregon. Not long after her arrival, Cat starts spitting up frogs every time she speaks. To add insult to injury, her stepsister, "Miss Prissy Pants" Olivia, is spitting flo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2012

After complaining to eccentric Great-Aunt Abyssinia about nasty, name-calling stepsister Olivia, twelve-year-old Cat wakes up one morning and starts spitting out toads. Whether she’s speaking, singing, or playing the bassoon in her school’s talent show, a toad pops out every time she opens her mouth. To make things worse, Olivia is similarly affected, except that instead of toads, she produces flowers and diamonds. Olivia’s status as "the diamond girl" makes her an instant celebrity -- an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Twelve-year-old Cat complains to her eccentric great-aunt about her nasty, name-calling stepsister Olivia; the next morning Cat starts spitting out...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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