In the very first story to feature the loveable amphibian, Frog is feeling most unwell. He keeps getting hot, then cold, and something inside his chest is going 'thump, thump'. Hare says it means he's in love! But who with? And how can he show his devotion - perhaps by performing the biggest jump ever?


Born in The Hague in 1923, Max Velthuijs is now considered to have been one of Holland's most important creators of children's books, alongside Dick Bruna. Max won many awards, including the highly prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2004. He died in 2005, aged 81.


Disarmingly sweet with just enough eccentricity. Some sage advice.

Teach Primary Magazine

Few picture book heroes are more immediately endearing than Frog. Tender and touching story of a search for love.

Irish Times, Robert Dunbar

Hurray! Just in time for Valentines Day. If you didn’t get hold of a copy the first time around do so now, it’s just great.

Red Reading Hub Blog

It’s hard to beat Max Velthuijs’ wonderful Frog in Love.

Literacy & Learning

This delightful story is perfect.

Books for Keeps

Frog is an inspired creation – a masterpiece of graphic simplicity.


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