An exuberant frog hunt, full of mud, muck, and wonder, leads to a playful exploration of mindfulness
As rain clouds bloom across the sea and the first stars wink, Sammy and Chocolate tiptoe into the marsh behind their house in search of frogs. They can hear frogs everywherecroaking, chirping, clucking, burpingbut though they poke and peek, wriggle and sneak, they can’t spot even one. It’s only after Sammy and Chocolate stop looking, flop onto the grass, and fade into frognessno thinking, just beingthat frogs come flying. Plink! Plop! Splatter! Splash! Too slippery and fast to catch!
Written in lively, lilting free verse, Frogness invites curiosity and energetic play while also highlighting mindfulness and the hidden rewards of patience. Lush paintings and buoyant language immerse readers in the rich atmosphere of a marsh at sunset. This joyful summer read celebrates being part of nature and soaking up all the sounds and sensory details of our environment, whether we are active or at rest.
About the Author
SARAH NELSON writes lyrical books for little readers and is the author of the I Like the Weather series. When not writing, Sarah loves following the call of frogness into the parks around her Minnesota home.
EUGENIE FERNANDES grew up painting with her father, comic-book illustrator Creig Flessel. Since graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, she has illustrated numerous critically acclaimed picture books, has written 18 stories and illustrated over 100 picture books for children. Having lived on islands for all her life, Eugenie now lives and works on a small island in southern Ontario.