James creates a simple, effective narrative for reading aloud, but the large, ink-and-watercolor artwork brings it to life, illustrating the increasing chaos of the formerly peaceful setting as well as the characters’ emotions as events unfold. A pleasing picture book.
A beaver sets out to build the biggest dam on the river, with disastrous consequences for frog and the other woodland creatures in this funny environmental fable from gifted British author-illustrator Simon James, creator of "Baby Brains," "Rex" and more.
A delightful, fun story of ecology, friendship and cooperation, Frog and Beaver will undoubtedly resonate with kids in many important ways.
—Kendal Rautzhan’s "Books to Borrow"