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A FROG THING by Eric Drachman

A FROG THING

By Eric Drachman (Author) , James Muscarello (Illustrator)

Age Range: 6 - 8

Pub Date: May 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-9703809-3-3
Publisher: Kidwick

A frog with a yen to fly gives over to his ambition in this virtually trauma-free take on the popular theme. Frank’s parents assure him that he can do anything he sets his mind to, but back off when he reveals his desire, explaining that flying is a BIRD THING, not a frog thing. But when Frank rescues a small bird, its grateful parents grant his request and take him into the sky on a twig. Landing safely, he realizes that it was really the birds doing the flying, not him—and so blithely hops off to do the frog thing instead. Illustrated with cartoon scenes of bright-eyed, pond-side residents, including frogs that stand on two feet, and packaged with a CD that features both a dramatic multi-voiced reading and extra discussion to make the lessons explicit, this merits sharing with all children needing to learn to accept their limitations. (Picture book. 6-8)