Petty, Dev I Don’t Want to Be a Frog Illustrated by Mike Boldt Doubleday Books, 2015. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G.
A young frog keeps telling his dad that he wants to be other types of animals: cat, owl, bunny or a pig and the dad keeps telling the frog he can only be a frog. The little frog complains about being slimy and always eating bugs, but when they come across a wolf who explains how much he likes eating pigs and bunnies, but not frogs, the frog starts to see the benefits of being a frog.
The illustrations are bright and colorful with cute facial expressions on the frogs, but it is hard to tell what the wolf is. The story is about keeping perspective and appreciating what you are, but I think the point will be lost on little kids. There are better books out there about appreciating who you are.
EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.