Kang, Anna Can I Tell You a Secret? Illustrated by Christopher Weyant. PICTURE BOOK. HarperCollins, 2016. $18.
Monty, a young frog, has a secret. He’s afraid of the water. What should he do? With the reader’s encouragement, Monty finds the courage to tell his parents. It takes him a few tries, but when he does confess, he feels much better and gets the help he needs to make the change.
The ending is a little simplistic, but Monty’s fear and nervousness shine right through before then. The illustrations are darling. This is a fun, interactive book that can be used as a springboard to discuss secrets, asking for help, and even friendship.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library teacher