This is a children’s picturebook. Freddy loves his mom and dad. He just doesn’t believe that he is a frog, like them. His friends compliment him all the time, but Freddy thinks they are just teasing. When Freddy’s dad takes him to the pond for a father-son talk, he comes to realize that he is indeed a beautiful green frog — with a special purpose in the woods. Lesson learned: Be proud of who you are and discover your purpose.
“What Do You Mean I’m a Frog?” is a lilypad-leaping tale of learning to accept oneself .. warts and all! I believe everyone’s had the same feelings as Freddy; dreaming of being someone else, of wanting to have or be something special. But, just like Freddy, we learn that what we are IS special and perfect. Perfectly illustrated and a clear story take this beyond typical children’s books. It’s best used as a read-to book in my view. Recommended.
~ Aaron C. Yeagle
About Michele Medlyn
Michele L. Medlyn was born in Mesa, Arizona. Although she lived in Texas for a few years, her roots are in Arizona, and she moved back for the last time in 1990, where she eventually met and married her husband, Ken. Having an active imagination as a child, Michele spent her childhood “pretending” with her best friend, playing cowboys and Indians, spies, dolls and anything else they could think of. Over the years, Michele doodled pictures and penned poetry for both adults and children, usually with some humor involved or a twist at the end. She even wrote a poem about her grandmother’s 60 year old hair that grandma couldn’t reach to shave! Having discovered she also had a talent for music at the age of 12, she spent much of her teenage years playing the violin and singing with a trio. The young trio found some popularity in their community and also performed on a local television show, competing in a talent competition up against none other than the now-famous Wayne Newton, who was a young teenager himself at the time, singing locally with his brother, Jerry. Although writing is her current focus, Michele continues to sing whenever the opportunity arises and now enjoys being able to direct her church choir as well.
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