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I Don’t Want to Be a Frog

Children’s books

BOOK REVIEW: I Don’t Want to Be a Frog

Written by: Dev Petty
Illustrated by: Mike Boldt
Approximate read time: 6 minutes
Age group: 3 – 7
Rating: B +

A short and sweet story that’ll hit different if you have an inquisitive toddler. I Don’t Want to be a Frog is a hilarious children’s book featuring an exchange between a parent and child, in which the youngster is determined to be a different animal; something warm and cuddly, rather than wet and slimy. The parent patiently explains the logistics, but no dice. And then, an unexpected character enters the dialogue and seals the deal once and for all. It turns out that being a frog has big benefits! Overall, this is a pretty funny and light read. The variety of scenarios that drive the young frog are interesting, and it does have the quality of being re-readable.

Do your kiddos like to pretend to be animals? Is is always the same animal, or do they try out different kinds?

“What’s wrong with being a frog anyway?”
“Too much bug eating”

Other information:
Published by: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Number of pages: 32
Language: English