Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Frog in the Tree by Paul Waters

Reminiscent of The Wind in the Willows, The Frog in the Tree is a journey of discovery for both a frog and a baby crow who help each other overcome their fears and doubts. It is a tale of friendship and bravery and finally a family’s love at the end.

Beautifully illustrated, the lilting storyline will carry the reader from beginning to end in a joyous melody of sight and sound.

ebook, 34 pages
Published March 20th 2015 by First Edition Desing Publishing 
ebook via netgalley

I am a big fan of The Wind in the Willows, so it only stands to reason that I would read this book.  However I will admit being somewhat nervous about the comparison and whether it would mimic the Grahame classic.

My fears were unfounded as I enjoyed this book just as much.  The rhyming words added much to this story as did the pictures dispersed throughout.  

Froggy just wants to live alone up in a tree, which is totally unnatural for a frog.  But something has happened in his past to make him feel this way.  Things change when a little bird falls in the creek and Froggy rescues him.  Forced to confront his fears changes Froggy as he is reunited with his past.

This book would make a wonder gift that will keep any child enchanted with.
"Mr. Frog, I must ask you...what is this word- love?"  He thought, and he thought, as he racked his brain.  "Love is a word that's not easily explained.  It's a feeling you feel somewhere deep in your heart, and true love indeed, never ends- it just starts"

 Advance Praise

“The Frog in the Tree is a MARVELOUS story, for all ages! Short, sweet and full of love and light... a heart- warming tale to be sure! Besides the wonderful prose written by Paul Waters, the illustrations by J.E. Larson speak for themselves, and allow ones' imagination to fully experience the Prose!! Well done indeed!!”
... By Joe Walsh

“Couldn't put the book down. The writing captures the youth it was intended for. I gave one as a gift and have one for my home. Looking forward for some more from Mr. Paul Waters. Genius!!!!!!”
... By Louis

“Creative and fun!! Really enjoyed the story and the art work!! Both my niece and nephew really enjoyed it!! I am keeping my eye out for more!!”
... By Steve Baldassano

“My daughter and I both enjoyed the read! Very sweet story and well written!”
... By Berdj Hakverdian

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