The hit picture book about a frog who does NOT want to be a frog is now a board book!
Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs—our hero decides that being himself isn’t so bad after all. In this very silly story with a sly message, told in hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young children will identify with little Frog’s desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes to prove himself right.
And look for the hilarious sequels—I Don't Want to Be Big, There's Nothing to Do! and I Don't Want to Go to Sleep.
★ "First-time author Petty’s dialogue between a frog father and his son makes its point about accepting one’s nature with a big grin. . . . The story might create similar gratitude in the minds of readers—or it might just make them giggle."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
"A lively look at self-acceptance."—Kirkus Reviews
"This amusing story ends with a laugh and a much more content frog."—School Library Journal
"Silliness and deadpan humor combine into a hopping good story of being happy with who you are."—Booklist
"A paean to self-acceptance wrapped in snappy dialogue and illustrated with richly colored comic paintings."—Wall Street Journal
"Petty and Boldt provide just enough predictability to hook youngest readers, then deliver a delightful twist or two to create surprise and satisfaction—for both the green hero and the many fans he'll make with this book."—Shelf Awareness
"This lighthearted exploration of identity will delight as a readaloud."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||9.94(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.15(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
MIKE BOLDT is an author and illustrator living in the countryside of Alberta, Canada. He has illustrated many books for children, including the picture books I Don't Want to Be a Frog, I Don't Want to Be Big, There's Nothing to Do!, and I Don't Want to Go to Sleep. When he's not drawing, he's building snow forts and Lego spaceships with his three kids, or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife. He is very glad he's not a frog. Visit Mike online at mikeboldt.ca and on Twitter at @MikeBoldt.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My 2 1/2 year old loves this book. It's fun to read it to him too! Highly recommended. He sits very still and listens to the whole story.
Such a dilemma for a young frog to want to be anything but a frog! He eventually realizes that there is definitely at least one BIG advantage to being a frog. The sparse words presented in speech bubbles accompany the wonderful illustrations by Mike Boldt. A lesson is told about appreciating oneself even though life may look greener on the other side. A TOADily fun story that will have your lil’ POLLIWOGS jumping with joy.