Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing by Jane Yolen
  

Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing

Written by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by
Part of the Little Frog and the Four Seasons Series

RRP £10.99

Synopsis

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 Froghappily hopped and dancedall the way home to The Pondwhere Mama Frog had madea 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.

Reviews

Vivid autumn foliage is generally considered to be a thing of beauty, but those unfamiliar colors spell danger to a young frog. Yolen doesn't rush Little Frog's emotional turnaround. Shi's inviting mixed-media landscapes make it clear that the amphibian is never in danger...reasoned reactions to her own nervousness hint at ways readers might tackle their own fears.

'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. ? Little Frog is classic Jane Yolen: elegant, surprising, humorous, and touching. And Ellen Shi's illustrations are lovely and whimsical: a perfect match for a delightful story. -- Mira Bartok, author of The Memory Palace, and the soon to be published The Wonderling: Songcatcher, also an animated film.'

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Jane Yolen
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Publisher

Phoenix St. Claire Publishing, LLC

Publication date

13th September 2016

ISBN

9781943978014


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