Frog vs Toad (Hardcover)
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Two amphibians vie for superiority—before banding together against a toothy foe—in a humorous, light-hearted fable about seeing past differences.
Frog is a frog and Toad is a toad. They are clearly totally different from each other. So when an unlucky fly mistakes Frog and Toad for two frogs, the two are determined to set the record straight. After all, Toad is obviously stronger, while Frog is unmistakably the superior hopper . . . and before long, things start to get a bit heated among the amphibian population in the swamp. But when the two rivals have a close encounter with a snappy alligator, both Frog and Toad see the benefit of joining forces. Perhaps they’re not so different after all? In his authorial debut, author-illustrator Ben Mantle offers a laugh-out-loud look at putting aside differences and celebrating the fact that friends come in all shapes and sizes.
About the Author
Ben Mantle worked in animation, including on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, before turning to children’s illustration. He is the illustrator of Bunnies on the Bus by Philip Ardagh, Follow the Track All the Way Back by Timothy Knapman, and many other picture books. He is also the author-illustrator of the Dinostars series as well as The Best Birthday Present Ever! and The Best Christmas Present Ever! Ben Mantle lives in Brighton, England.
Mantle’s bright, cartoon-style illustrations make great use of layout. . . Friendly amphibious fare for storytime.