Crunchy, Not Sweet
The Book at a Glance:
Title: Crunchy, Not Sweet
Author/Illustrator: Amy Ward
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 8 x 7.25 picture book with thicker pages, reinforced binding
Illustrations: Full Color
Subjects: Red-eyed tree frogs, red-eyed tree frog diet, carnivore/herbivore
Hardcover Price: $14.99
Release: March 2019
Publisher: KWiL Publishing, LLC
Little Tree Dude is hungry! He is also bored! Bored by his diet of squishy, mushy, worms. This red-eyed tree frog is ready to mix things up. And really, why not try a banana and some berries? But with each new food he tastes, Little Tree Dude learns (as all carnivores must) there is a reason why he prefers a diet that is crunchy, not sweet.
Young readers will fall in love with the cutest of red-eyed tree frogs and be captivated by this rhyming, taste-testing adventure through the rainforest.
What’s to LOVE, specifically?
- The Cuteness Factor
We dare you to look at the cover and try not to say, “Awww.” Little Tree Dude is irresistible, thanks to Amy Ward’s dynamic use of crayon, watercolor, and digital illustration techniques.
- The Format
Crunchy, Not Sweet is designed specifically for little hands. It’s smaller size and thicker, glossy pages give it a sturdy feel without being a board book.
- STEM for the Youngest of Readers
Little Tree’s Dude’s journey through the rainforest introduces readers to the concepts of a red-eyed tree frog’s diet and specifically to carnivores and herbivories. Like all tree frogs, Little Tree Dude is a carnivore, which is why in the end he sticks to a diet that is crunchy, not sweet.