Frog is taken by surprise when winter comes. He doesn't understand why everything is covered with white and he skids and slips on the icy pond. He is too cold to take part in any of the joyous fun that Duck is having skating or that Hare is having throwing snowballs. The animals band together to equip Frog for enjoying winter, and later they share in his rejoicing when spring arrives.

'Frog is an inspired creation - a masterpiece of graphic simplicity.' - Guardian


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


Wonderful story… an easy and enjoyable read, simply told and straightforwardly illustrated.


Wintry landscapes with cosy interiors in a series of expertly designed compositions.

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Deceptively simple. Reassuring themes of friendship and kindness for young children.


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


This is one of a series of books about Frog; look out also for Frog Finds a Friend, with the same trademark exploration of the emotional highs and lows with which all small children are familiar.

Armadillo Magazine

A wonderful story of friendship and first experience.


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