Title: Frog in Love
Author: Max Velthuijs
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Publication Date: 2003
Genre: Picture Book
Audience: K-2

Overview: What is a frog to do when the love of his life, Duck, doesn’t notice him? No matter what he does for her she just doesn’t seem to care. But what if she does notice? What if she doesn’t know who is doing all these nice things for her? This story of confusion and misunderstanding is truly heartwarming and romantic as the two realize what has been in front of them the whole time.

Activity: Throughout the week, have your students do something nice for someone else in the class without the classmate knowing who it is. At the end of the week, have the students share who they did the nice things for and what they did. Later, you can have them write how it made them feel to have someone do something nice for them.

Reviewer’s Name: Julie Sherwood