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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Frog in Winter
by Max Velthuijs
Age Range: Under_5
One day Frog wakes up and everywhere is covered in white and the river has frozen over with ice. Frog is miserable and really feeling the cold. His friends try to cheer him up but to no avail. He huddles miserably in front of his fire until he runs out of logs and has to venture out into the snow to find more. Exhausted and lost after hours of searching he is finally found by his friends and taken home.
The Frog books by author and illustrator Max Velthuijs have become contemporary classics and the delightful amphibian in his stripy shorts has acquired an international reputation. These books follow the lives of Frog and his friends Duck, Pig, Rat and Hare. The perceptive and beautiful illustrations make these stories popular with young children and are ideal for reading aloud.
Other titles translated into English are: Frog and Duck, Frog and Hare, Frog and Pig,Frog and the Birdsong, Frog and the Stranger, Frog Finds a Friend, Frog in Love, Frog is a Hero, Frog is Frog, Frog is Frightened, Frog is Sad, Frog and the Treasure and Frog and a Very Special Day.