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"This is a bad boy’s book for tots, the story of a severely maladjusted lad who creates havoc wherever he goes… By the time Little Frog has tipped food all over Mum and Dad, drawn on their faces while they were asleep, baked the telephone in the oven, set the school counsellor’s hair on fire and peed in his briefcase, his family have had enough. Little Frog leaves home, only to find another person to torment – but it all turns out well in the end.
I read this story to my almost three year-old grandson, who was enthralled, and, I think, got the message that however bad a child is, his parents will still love him. There are plenty of spaces for the reading adult to turn to the child and say: ‘Wasn’t that naughty?’
" A heartwarming tale of unconditional love in spite of all the mischief Little Frog gets up to, from drawing all over his father’s face to baking the telephone and being extremely mischievous. This simple and funny tale will strike a chord with all parents. It is an inspirational story of just loving and not giving up on children even when they are at their worst stages in life." Good English.Org
"This is a very funny picture book about the eponymous Little Frog who hasn’t yet
worked out the rules of behaviour. Like a human toddler, he repeatedly misbehaves and
doesn’t like being told off, so he runs away. Little Frog has a journey of discovery and
finally realises he has nowhere to go. However, his worried family have followed him
far and wide to tell him that whatever he does they will always love him. The ending
may appear somewhat disjointed to adults, I would like to have been told why he was a
great success, but when I shared this book with young children (4 and 7 years old) the
humour was the overriding factor.
The illustrations are bright, descriptive and very humorous. A reassuring book for all
young children, who will enjoy Little Frog’s naughty antics as well as the message his
family brings." Nicola Collins, IBBY Link