“Hello Frog,” said Piglet. “You don’t look very well. What’s the matter with you?”
“I don’t know,” said Frog. “I feel like laughing and crying at the same time. And there’s something going thump-thump inside me, here.”
Frog in Love by Max Velthuijs is the story of Frog, who is worried and he feels like crying and laughing at the same time. He is getting hot and cold, and his heart is pounding and racing. Could he be in love?
Frog is very excited that he is in love. He tells Piglet, who asks him, “Who are you in love with?” Hmm, Frog had not thought about that question and after a short reflection he says that he is in love with a “pretty, nice, lovely white duck.”
Can a frog be in love with a white duck? Piglet says that he cannot but Frog is in love and ignores Piglet.
Impressing someone is a great way to get noticed and Frog leaves presents for Duck. But he is too shy to talk to Duck. So he decides to impress Duck by breaking the world high jump record. Of course, things do not go according to plan or maybe in a way they do since Duck comes into Frog’s life.
This book is a great introduction to talk about love with young children.
- Can you fall in love with anyone?
- Who do you love?
- How do you show someone that you love them?
- How do you know that you like someone?
- Strategies for making someone fall in love with you
- Beauty and Love
“Tell them that you own a whole bunch of candy stores.” — Del, age 6
“It isn’t always how you look. Look at me. I’m handsome like anything, and I haven’t got anybody to marry me yet.” — Brian, age 7
Go here to read more things that children say about love.
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