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Frog Is Frightened by Max Velthuijs

Frog Is Frightened (1994)

by Max Velthuijs

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Frog is Frightened is a short children's picture book about a character name Frog. He is suddenly woken up in the middle of the night by a creaking sound under his bed. He exits his house, crosses the creepy forest, and goes to visit Duck's house. They sleep together and eventually they too hear mysterious noises. They visit Pig's house where they all three sleep peacefully. Hare visits and tells them that everyone is scared of something.

This book was really well written and illustrated. I enjoyed the pictures and the characters of the story. The message that Hare conveys to the other 3 characters about everyone being scared of something was a saying I really liked. ( )
  Remy_Ferrell | Sep 9, 2014 |
Dutch children's author and illustrator Max Velthuijs, who won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his artwork in 2004, returns to the world of his ranine hero in this fifth installment of his acclaimed picture-book series. Here we have Frog, convinced that something distinctly unpleasant is going bump in the night, high-tailing it for his friend Duck's house, only to discover - having been taken in - that there are plenty of frightening noises there as well! When Duck and Frog both flee to Pig's house, the trio spend a restless night, listening to every sound. It falls to sensible Hare, who comes looking for them the next day, to offer reassurance...

Another sweet story in this charming series, Frog Is Frightened - originally published in the Netherlands as Kikker is bang - is a sensitive, gently humorous exploration of the common childhood experience of being frightened of the dark, with its many mysterious sounds. The continuing exodus of Frog, the late-night flight(s) through the woods - surely more scary than staying in bed? - all had me chuckling. The artwork, as with the previous installments, is very appealing, with its bright colors and simple composition. Recommended to young picture-book readers who are afraid of the dark, and to fans of Max Velthuijs. ( )
1 vote AbigailAdams26 | Apr 11, 2013 |
Ik hou van de Kikker reeks. Dit boek is weer een aanrader. Leuk thema! Leuk om voor te lezen voor de kleine kinderen. Geschikt vanaf 3/4 jaar. ( )
  Iranavanveluwen | Mar 4, 2010 |
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Frog and his friends, Duck and Pig, don’t believe in ghosts, until they all hear frightening noises in the dead of night. They huddle together for comfort in Pig’s bed. In the morning, it is Hare who gets a real fright when he finds Frog’s house empty and gets no answer at Pig’s. That’s because the three friends are now fast asleep!
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