Frog in Love by Max Velthuijs

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The very first picture book to feature Max Velthuijs’ loveable amphibian. Frog is feeling most unwell. He keeps getting hot, then cold, and something inside his chest is going 'thump, thump'. Hare says it means he's in love! But who with? And how can he show his devotion?


Frog in Love by Max Velthuijs

Frog is feeling most unwell. He keeps getting hot, then cold, and something inside his chest is going "thump, thump". Hare says it means he's in love, but who with? How can he show his devotion - perhaps by performing the biggest jump ever?


Disarmingly sweet with just enough eccentricity. Some sage advice. Teach Primary Magazine Few picture book heroes are more immediately endearing than Frog. Tender and touching story of a search for love. Irish Times, Robert Dunbar Hurray! Just in time for Valentines Day. If you didn't get hold of a copy the first time around do so now, it's just great. Red Reading Hub Blog It's hard to beat Max Velthuijs

-- Wendy Cooling Literacy & Learning This delightful story is perfect. Books for Keeps

About the Author

Max Velthuijs was born in The Hague in 1923, and died in 2005, aged 81. He is now considered to be one of Holland's most important creators of children's books, alongside Dick Bruna. He won many awards, including the highly prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2004.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

1st January 2015




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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