Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing

Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing

Book - 2016
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It's Little Frog's first autumn, and she doesn't like it one bit. It is not the green world she loves so much, but something scarier and ominous, filled with red and gold and yellow. And noise! WHIRRRRR. CHIRRRR. BAROOOOOOM. But encouraged by her Mama, who reminds her that "Most things that are scary are just new," Little Frog bravely sets out into this world. When her courage waivers, she starts to run and soon is lost, miserably lost. She finds her way to Papa Frog, and he shows her what Mama Frog means.

In a warm and satisfying ending:

At last, arm in arm,
Little Frog and Papa Frog
happily hopped and danced
all the way home to The Pond
where Mama Frog had made
a fresh shoo-fly pie for dinner,
something all three of them knew well.

This charmer of a story is by multi-award winning author Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon and the How Do Dinosaurs...? books. The wonderful autumn palette and adorable pictures are by newcomer Ellen Shi, who is not afraid of trying something new herself.

Publisher: Apex, North Carolina :, Persnickety Press,, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781943978014
Branch Call Number: Z YOL
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Shi, Ellen - Illustrator


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Oct 05, 2017

A sweet tale about a little frog experiences fall for the first time and is scared. With the help of his parents he becomes brave and finds the music in the fall sounds and what's familiar to him no longer feeling afraid. More about bravery than science but sweet non the less.

ArapahoeSusan Sep 27, 2016

More a book about overcoming fears than about frogs. Little frog loves all things green and was terribly afraid as she experienced her first autumn. With encouragement from her family she bravely ventures out to explore the unfamiliar colors and sounds of fall. Beautiful!

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