A Frog in our Classroom

Written by: Taghreed Najjar, Illustrated by: Manal Hadaddeen,


Basil and Rana find frog eggs in a rain pool. They take the frog eggs to school in a jar and only one frog is kept in an aquarium inside the class. But will the frog stay still in his acquarium? Lift the flap to find out what happens!

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Parent/Teacher Guide

It is a great opportunity when Basil and Rana find a string of gooey frog eggs in a rain pool on their way to school. The chidren learn some scientific information about frogs and amphibians and then realise that animals like humans do not like to be boxed in and would rather be set free and live with their own kind. The funny turn of events make the children laugh and enjoy the story especially when the frog jumps and lands on the teacher’s head. Other than the scientific facts the parent or teacher can discuss feelings. Why was the frog - who was so lovingly cared for by the kids - feeling sad?

Additional information
ISBN 9789957040338
Binding Soft Cover
Pages 20
Age Range
Year of Publication 2004
Weight 0.106 kg
Dimensions 21 × 5 × 21 cm

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About the Author: Taghreed Najjar

Taghreed Najjar is a pioneer of modern children's literature in Jordan. A graduate of the American University of Beirut,Taghreed started her career as a teacher before becoming a full time writer of picture books and young adult novels. Her YA novels have been celebrated widely by her readers and various schools in the region have adopted them as part of their curriculum. A number of her books have won awards while others have been translated into foreign languages like English, Swedish, Turkish, French and Chinese.  
One of her most critically acclaimed works is a series of ten picture books revolving around six-year old Jude and her family and friends.'The Halazone Series', deals with everyday childhood issues which are treated with humor and deftness by the author. One of Taghreed’s pet projects was collecting old Arabic children rhymes and publishing them in book and digital form to make them accessible to the modern child and family of today. She published two collections of rhymes, the latest entitled 'Musical Tickles' was selected by the National Centre for Children's Literature (a service of the French National Library) as one of the best publications in the Arab World in 2012/2013.

Taghreed is a member of the Jordanian Writer’s Association and takes part in international and regional conferences and workshops that deal with children literature.