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Petty, Dev.
New York : Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2015
IL K-3, RL 1.4

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Poor frog.  He wants to be anything but a frog.  He doesn't want to be green, slimy and wet.  He dreams of becoming a cat, or an owl.  What about a pig?  Anything but a frog.  What happens that makes him change his mind?

Booktalk #2

If you could be any animal in the world, what would it be? A cat? A lion? A dog? A bear? If you are like the main character in this book, you won't want to be a frog. Unfortunately the main character is a frog. When the little frog announces "I don't want to be a frog!" to his dad, his dad is puzzled. Frog thinks all the other animals in the forest are so much better, until a scary wolf points out the best thing about being a frog- he won't be eaten by wolves!   (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

SUBJECTS:     Animals -- Fiction.
                        Frogs -- Fiction.
                        Picture books for children.
                        Self-acceptance -- Fiction.

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