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Frog in love / Max Velthuijs ; [translated by Anthea Bell].

By: Velthuijs, Max, 1923-2005.
Contributor(s): Bell, Anthea.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Andersen Press, 2014Copyright date: ©1989Description: 1 volume with unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781783441457 (ppaperback).Subject(s): First loves -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Frog (Fictitious character : Velthuijs) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories -- Pictorial worksDDC classification: 839.31364 Summary: In the very first story to feature the loveable amphibian, Frog is feeling most unwell. He keeps getting hot, then cold, and something inside his chest is going 'thump, thump'. Hare says it means he's in love! But who with? And how can he show his devotion - perhaps by performing the biggest jump ever?
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This translation originally published: 1989.

In the very first story to feature the loveable amphibian, Frog is feeling most unwell. He keeps getting hot, then cold, and something inside his chest is going 'thump, thump'. Hare says it means he's in love! But who with? And how can he show his devotion - perhaps by performing the biggest jump ever?

Translated from the Dutch.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In PW 's words, ``Beneath the gentle, irresistible silliness of Frog's quest is the heartwarming affirmation that `A frog and a duck. . .Green and white. Love knows no boundaries.' '' Ages 3-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-- The bright, colorful, and humorous watercolor illustrations done in a deceptively easy style set the tone in this engaging tale. Frog gets hot and cold, his heart races, and Hare informs him he is in love. Piglet finds this impossible to believe since Frog is green and Duck is white. Frog, however, sets off to prove his love by breaking the world's high-jump record. He is injured in the attempt, and while she nurses him back to health, Duck finds out who has been leaving all the lovely gifts. The moralizing does not interfere with the warmth and humor found in the story. Frog is a shy, loving, sensitive, and romantic character. --Regina Pauly, Free Library of Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

Fiction: PB While showing that love knows no boundaries and that a frog and a duck can fall in love, the book unfortunately perpetuates male and female stereotypes. The illustrations, however, have a whimsical, childlike charm. Horn Rating: Recommended, with minor flaws. Reviewed by: as (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

The humor of this award-winning Dutchman may strike Americans as rather European, but his clear, limpid art is wholly childlike in its appeal. When Frog feels both happy and sad, and his heart beats curiously fast, his friend diagnoses his ailment: he's in love. But with whom? Frog hasn't considered that, but leaps to the conclusion that it's the white duck--despite their color difference. He plies her with presents, but they don't become actual friends until--practicing his jumping to impress her--he falls and she cares for him. There's a good deal of wisdom lurking in the disarming dialogue here; the illustrations are charmingly good. humored and well suited to group sharing. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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