Fans of the hit I Don't Want to Be a Frog will hop with joy for this fourth book in the series—a hilarious and clever twist on the classic childhood issue of not wanting to go to bed.
Frog is excited about autumn and the coming of winter. But when Owl informs him that frogs hibernate till spring, Frog is upset at missing out on all the snowy fun. In this hysterically funny twist on the classic "I don't want to go to bed" dilemma, Frog comes up with all kinds of reasons why he's not going to sleep through winter, until he devises a clever way to convince his friends to come along for the ride.
Featuring the beloved young frog character I Don't Want to Be a Frog and his cast of zany animal friends, this new story is sure to bring a smile to every kid who's ever protested at bedtime. And parents will appreciate a bold new twist on a timeless childhood topic. It's another surefire crowd pleaser and perfect read-aloud.
And look for the other books starring Frog: I Don't Want to Be a Frog, I Don't Want to Be Big, and There's Nothing to Do!.
About the Author
DEV PETTY is the author of many books for kids, including I Don't Want to Be a Frog, Don't Eat Bees, Claymates, Moth & Butterfly: Ta-Da!, and How Old Is Mr. Tortoise? She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, daughters, dogs, cats, and a snake named Boots. Visit Dev online at devpetty.com and on Twitter at @devpetty.
MIKE BOLDT is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Just Try One Bite by Adam Mansbach and Camila Alves McConaughey. His numerous picture books include I Don't Want to Be a Frog, Don't Eat Bees, Bad Dog, and Find Fergus. When he's not drawing, he's building snow forts and Lego spaceships with his three kids at his home in rural Alberta, Canada, or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBoldt and on Instagram at @thatmikeboldt, and learn more about Mike at mikeboldt.ca.
Praise for the series:
I Don't Want to Go to Sleep: "Silliness abounds . . . a fun read-aloud."—Kirkus
"Boldt’s big, bold animal characters fill the pages, as dialogue balloons contribute to the liveliness of Petty’s storytelling."—Publishers Weekly
I Don't Want to Be a Frog: ★ "First-time author Petty's dialogue between a frog father and his son makes its point about accepting one's nature with a big grin. . . . The story might create similar gratitude in the minds of readers—or it might just make them giggle."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
I Don't Want to Be Big: "Reminiscent of Mo Willems's 'Elephant and Piggie' series."—Publishers Weekly
There's Nothing to Do! ★ "Snappy, spot-on dialogue pairs ideally with the outsize drama of Boldt's artwork; reading this book belongs on families' to-do lists."—Publishers Weekly, starred review