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Little Frog and the Spring Polliwogs

Jane Yolen Ellen Shi

32 pages
WunderMill Publishing Group

The feisty young heroine of Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing is back with a new adventure—being a big sister!

Little Frog is no longer the littlest frog. Some new family members—the spring polliwogs—are so much trouble for the former "Only Frog," and Little Frog is all out of sorts. But when that polliwog trouble becomes nothing compared to a real threat-—boys with nets!—Little Frog has to remember all that she's been taught in order to save the tadpoles from disaster.

This charmer of a sequel is by multi-award winning author Jane Yolen, author of On Bird Hill, Owl Moon and the How Do Dinosaurs...? books. The wonderful spring palette and adorable pictures are by illustrator of the first Little Frog, Ellen Shi.

About the LITTLE FROG Series

Fear comes in many shapes and sizes.

Seasons change.

Families change.

And change can be a scary thing for a little mind exploring the complicated emotions of facing the unknown. With gentle sweetness, Little Frog makes them laugh and breathe a sigh of relief through life’s natural cycles. Little Frog shows young children they can muster up courage in the face of all things strange and new.

With a little love, patience, and acceptance, big fears can be turned into bigger discoveries.

Praise for LITTLE FROG

“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.” — PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

“This book is great for new/older siblings. It is cute and relatable." — GOODREADS

Author Bio

Jane Yolen has authored more than 365 books, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, loved by children and bird watchers of all ages, You Nest Here With Me, a popular new favorite, and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs...?. Jane Yolen's books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world.

Ellen Shi was raised in the suburbs of New Jersey. From a young age, she was often found with her nose in-between pages of a book and spent many weekends at the library. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Illustration, Ellen loves color, simple shapes, and texture. She is also an avid fan of nature, film, and books. When not working on her art, you can find her listening to podcasts and marathon-watching movies, but mostly lost in the pages of a book. Her website is www.ellenshi.com.