by Dev Petty, Mike Boldt (Illustrator)
Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs—our hero decides that maybe being himself isn’t so bad after all. In this very silly story with a sly message, told in hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young readers will identify with little Frog’s desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes to prove himself right.
I Don't Want to Be a Frog
After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, DEV PETTY became a senior visual-effects artist in the film industry. Her work appears in the Matrix Trilogy and dozens of other movies. She later left film to raise a family, but continues to draw, paint, and teach the visual arts while pursuing her passion for storytelling. Dev was born and raised in Berkeley and now lives right next door in Albany, California, with her husband, two daughters, some dogs, and other furry critters.
MIKE BOLDT is an author and illustrator living in the countryside of Alberta, Canada. He has been illustrating for children for the past fourteen years. When he’s not drawing, he’s building snow forts and Lego spaceships with his three kids or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife. He is very glad he’s not a frog.
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 2/10/2015
Age range: 3 - 7 Years
- Animals | Toads - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Social Issues | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance - Frogs