Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing by Jane Yolen


Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing by Jane Yolen

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's Weekly Vivid autumn foliage is generally considered to be a thing of beauty, but those unfamiliar colors spell danger to a young frog. Mama Frog tells her daughter that 'most things that are scary are only just new,

't rush Little Frog's emotional turnaround...Shi's inviting mixed-media landscapes make it clear that the amphibian is never in danger. Little Frog's reasoned reactions to her own nervousness hint at ways readers might tackle their own fears.

About the Author

Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 250 books, Jane Yolen has many creative talents, and when she is not writing spends her time composing songs and working as a professional storyteller. Jane is also the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children and a grandmother.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

13th September 2016



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