My children love to talk and sometimes it’s hard to get a word in edgewise. I’ve tried to teach them that it’s important not to monopolize the conversation but to let others have a chance to take part. Even when we are most proud of something, we need to be careful not to brag. “The Frog That Lost His Croak” helps your little one understand the consequences of being boastful.
“The Frog That Lost His Croak” Anne Toole, is the story of a boastful little frog. He croaks day and night and often brags that his croak is the best of all. When little frog loses his croak he learns an important lesson about himself. What valuable lesson did he learn?
“The Frog That Lost His Croak” has an important message for us all of us about arrogance. When all we think about is ourselves we often miss the beauty in those around us. When little frog loses his croak, he is forced to listen to the world around him. He soon discovers that there is beauty all around him in the sights and sounds of the pond, little frog just needs to pause for a moment and enjoy it. Just like little frog, we sometimes need to step outside ourselves and just pause to enjoy the beauty around us.
Little frog only ever croaked about himself and soon the other frogs became weary of his boasting and stopped being his friend. The story also teaches us that while we may excel at something it’s important for us to allow others their time to shine as well.
The illustrations are adorable, full of bright colours. The text is easily read. The book is written in rhyme but I did find that some of the “rhymes” just didn’t work when I read the story aloud to the kids.
After reading the story it would be a great time to talk to your children about the things that make us special. How can we help our friends show their special talents? What is the difference between being proud and being boastful?
“The Frog That Lost His Croak” is a great story for children of all ages about being mindful of our actions. For more information on this book check out Outskirts Press.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “The Frog That Lost His Croak” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.