Through this delightful story with beautiful illustrations students of all ages can learn about community, teamwork, sharing, forgiveness, sports competitions and more. Use this book as a springboard into doing non-fiction research on frogs, lizards, ponds, clean water and more. The book can also be used as part of a community helpers unit. As a standalone read-aloud it takes about 20-30 minutes. If you add in the suggested discussion it could be a 45-minute lesson. A 2-part lesson would allow students complete suggested activities. This Teacher's Guide includes page by page discussions, multiple curriculums, and how these lessons meet the English Language Arts Reading standards.