If we’re lucky, we all think things are fine as they are, until they change. Then oddly enough, they are still fine as they are. Algy Craig Hall’s Fine As We Are is an old story with a new twist—an only child learns to love and appreciate the latest addition to the family, after some uncomfortable moments.
Little Frog is perfectly happy with the way things are. He and his mom live happily together, just the two of them, by the pond. That all changes, and in a big way, when the frog babies arrive. His new brothers and sisters—too numerous to count—want to be just like their big brother but all Little Frog wants is to be alone with his mother again.
After some initial pouting and fussing, Little Frog discovers that a pile full of baby frogs is a good thing to have around. Hall’s illustrations strike the perfect balance by telling the story the words don’t. There are dozens of baby frogs and they’re all unique. Just goes to show that we all have value, even baby frogs.
Fine As We Are is a memorable story that will help children feel better about change.
The above review was contributed by: Susan Sales Harkins: Susan is a Software consultant and the author of several articles and books on database technologies. She and her husband, William, collaborate on children's non-fiction. Click Here to read more of Susan’s Reviews.
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