Tadpole's Promise- Life cycles 5-7

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'.  However, although adults who read this book are often very shocked and declare it unsuitable for children, children generally take it in their stride and relish the macabre outcome to the story ....

It's a great story to use when exploring life cycles and helping children to describe the difference in the life cycle of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.   It will also help children to begin to describe the process of reproduction in some plants and animals.


Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.