Published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Summary: A young frog wants to be another animal, maybe a cat, a rabbit, a pig, or an owl. Frogs are too wet, slimy, and bug-eating. His father argues that there is nothing wrong with being a frog, but his son remains unconvinced. Along comes a hungry wolf, who tells the young frog that cats, rabbits, pigs, and owls are all on his menu, but that frogs are too wet, slimy, and bug-eating. “I guess you can’t fight nature,” concludes the frog at last. “We are what we are.”
Pros: A lesson in self-acceptance, well-disguised in an entertaining story; with lots of funny dialogue related through cartoon bubbles, and vibrant comical illustrations.
Cons: Wolves eat kitties and bunnies?