"In few words, Wishinsky manages to convey that helpless feeling of entrapment at the hands of a well-meaning relative. Hendry's presentation of Melvin's disgruntlement and Aunt Rose's enthusiasm offers an amusing counterpoint. . . This attractive early reader is convincing, humorous and works equally well as a picture book."
- Deirdre Baker, The Toronto Star
"The fewer words one has to work with the more difficult it is to write a good story with an interesting plot, recognizable and sympathetic characters, and a strong sense of place. Frieda Wishinsky has accomplished all this with No Frogs For Dinner, a chapter book for children in Grades 1 through 3 who are just beginning to read independently. This entertaining and fun story, well told without a whiff of condescension, will entice children to turn the pages. Readers will identify with long-suffering Melvin and recognize his dilemma when dealing with his Aunt Rose. Playful illustrations by Linda Hendry add a splash of color and reflect the humor in Wishinsky's text. Early readers don't get much better than this.
- Canadian Book Review Annual