The Frog in the Well (HB)
PUBLICATION AUGUST 2017
Once upon a time there was a frog who lived at the bottom of a well. To the frog, this well where he'd lived all his life was the whole world. Then one day the well runs dry and the bugs disappear, and the hungry frog must hop to the top of the well to see what he can of the end of the world. Conquering his fear, he peers out and what does he see? Trees, flowers, meadows, marshes, and all kinds of end-of-the-world creatures! Entranced, the little frog ventures forth to find out more about the world outside his world. Written and illustrated by the Caldecott-winning Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin, The Frog in the Well is a classic bildungsroman for children and a charming tale of one brave frog and his journey into wisdom.
Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin were longtime collaborators on unforgettable children's books, including White Snow, Bright Snow, which received a Caldecott Medal. In The Frog in the Well, Tresselt and Duvoisin offer a sweet tale of a frog who beats his fears and explores the world.
-Nice for any season.- --Kirkus Reviews -Children's author/illustrator extraordinaire Roger Duvoisin reminds us in his 1956 classic, The House of Four Seasons, that winter won't be here forever.- --Picture Book Illustration Blog -One of my favourite books when I was a small gal...lovely.... A beautiful book.- --Meet Me at Mike's Blog -Duvoisin's story was published over forty years ago, but it is as fresh as the day it was published.---Cathie Hilterbran Cooper, Color and Shape Books for All Ages -[Duvoisin's] career as an author and illustrator is immense.... Duvoisin's art evolves throughout his illustrious 48-year career.... The characters are marvelous, including their faces and their backsides! His use of color is vibrant and striking.- --Three Books a Night Blog
Alvin Tresselt (1916-2000) was a children's author whose books have sold over a million copies. His book White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, won a Caldecott Medal in 1948. Roger Duvoisin (1900-1980) is the author of more than forty books, and collaborated with many writers, including Alvin Tresselt, with whom he won a Caldecott Award for White Snow, Bright Snow and the Caldecott Honor Award for Hide and Seek Fog. He is best known for his book Petunia.