|Pages/Publication Date:||34 / 2015|
Every evening the sun sets over the pond, and every evening, little Jeremy the frog feels afraid. Dad reads him a story and Mom comes to give him his goodnight hugs and kisses, but once they've left, he begins to hear terrible noises under his bed—scritch scratch scraww plop. What kind of monster can it be? Originally published in France, this quirky, charmingly illustrated tale for 4- to 8-year-olds from Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner Kitty Crowther is full of warmth and wonder, especially after Dad hears the noises too, and takes Jeremy with him on an investigation.
"Crowther imbues a familiar scenario with elegance and surprise, especially in her gray, lime green and red pencil drawings: The floor of the frogs' house is covered in water, and Jeremy's worst imaginings look respectably scary."—NYTBR
"There's no shortage of books about bedtime fears, but Lindgren Awardwinner Crowther brings a distinctive, quirky tenderness to this one.... It's a delicious moment—the parent awakened by the same noise that scared the child. The search for its source produces an affectionate resolution, and Crowther's expressive artwork will leave readers eager for more."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)