Little Frog And The Scary Autumn Thing by Jane YolenLittle Frog And The Scary Autumn Thing by Jane Yolen

Little Frog And The Scary Autumn Thing

byJane YolenIllustratorEllen Shi

Hardcover | September 23, 2016

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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 ofOwl Moon and theHow Do Dinosaurs books. The wonderful autumn palette and adorable pictures are by newcomer Ellen Shi, who is not afraid of trying something new herself. "
Jane Yolen has authored more than 350 books including the Caldecott-winningOwl Moon, and the New York Times bestselling seriesHow Do Dinosaurs. Jane's books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world. Ellen Shi grew up in the great state of New Jersey and recently graduate from the Rhode Island Scho...
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Title:Little Frog And The Scary Autumn ThingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.41 inPublished:September 23, 2016Publisher:Cornell Lab Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943978018

ISBN - 13:9781943978014

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Vivid autumn foliage is generally considered to be a thing of beauty, but those unfamiliar colors spell danger to a young frog. Yolen doesn'apos;t rush Little Frog'apos;s emotional turnaround. Shi'apos;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'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,' and after exploring the forest on her own and sliding down a pile of leaves with her father, Little Frog starts to agree. 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. 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 ofThe Memory Palace, and the soon to be publishedThe Wonderling: Songcatcher, also an animated film. "Rich colors underscore the intensity of Little Frog's feelings, as the sunlit greens of reeds and lily pads give way to showers of leaves that, in the shadowed woods, glow with autumn reds and golds... a low-key way of introducing the idea of change, in nature or otherwise.""