Frog and a Very Special Day by Max Velthuijs


Frog and a Very Special Day by Max Velthuijs

Frog is excited - Hare has promised that today will be a very special day. But when Frog decides to find out why, none of his friends seem to know. Has Hare been playing a trick on him? No - Frog has forgotten his own birthday! Luckily his friends haven't - they're throwing him a surprise party to celebrate his special day.


The perfect birthday gift for any young child. The Bookseller Frog is an inspired creation - a masterpiece of graphic simplicity. Guardian A funny story about this amiable - and rather forgetful - frog Junior Max Velthuijs brings a sensitive, gently humorous approach to fundamental issues in this charming tale. Publishing News One of a series of books that I love for their beautiful, gentle illustrations. -- Lucy Cousins

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

5th March 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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