Tad (Hardcover)

Tad Cover Image
By Benji Davies, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
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Description


* Indie Next List Selection * Winner of the Oscar's Book Prize *

From Benji Davies, the award-winning creator of The Storm Whale and illustrator of the Goodnight Already! series, comes a heartwarming and tender tale about courage and growth, featuring a special tadpole named Tad.

Tad is small. In fact, she is the smallest almost-a-frog in the whole, wide pond. That makes it hard for her to do big things like follow her tadsiblings who swim to other parts of the pond when they outgrow the nest.

As her tadbrothers and tadsisters swim up, up, up, they leave poor Tad by her lonesome. That’s until...Big Blub shows up! He's not only bigger than Tad, but Big Blub isn't exactly what a tadpole would consider friendly.

Swimming at her own pace, Tad soon learns how to to be bigger than her fears. Benji Davies creates a memorable and timeless tale that proves sometimes the mightiest creature comes in the smallest package.

About the Author


Benji Davies is an award-winning author-illustrator and animation director. From a young age Benji was often found painting at the kitchen table, a scene that is still seen to this day. He has always loved drawing, and seeing his work in print is a childhood ambition fulfilled. Benji studied animation in college and has since worked on a diverse array of projects, from picture books and animated short films to music videos and title sequences. He lives in London with his wife, Nina, and their daughter, Esther.



Benji Davies is an award-winning author-illustrator and animation director. From a young age Benji was often found painting at the kitchen table, a scene that is still seen to this day. He has always loved drawing, and seeing his work in print is a childhood ambition fulfilled. Benji studied animation in college and has since worked on a diverse array of projects, from picture books and animated short films to music videos and title sequences. He lives in London with his wife, Nina, and their daughter, Esther.

Praise For…


One of the cutest tadpole-to-frog stories ever.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[A] story about resilience that would work in classrooms or public library collections."
— School Library Journal (starred review)

"[A] smartly constructed story..."
Publishers Weekly

[N]otable for its attractive art….This readaloud would be a good storytime pick.
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Bold visuals and a conversational tone provide for a great storytime choice.
— Horn Book Magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062563590
ISBN-10: 0062563599
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English