The Frog and His Friends Save Humanity / La rana y sus amigos salvan a la humanidad


by Víctor Villaseñor

Illustrations by José Ramirez

Spanish translation by Edna Ochoa

ISBN: 978-1-55885-350-8
Publication Date: February 28, 2009
Pages: 32
Imprint: Piñata Books
Trim Size: 8 ½ x 11
Format: Paperback
Ages: 3-7

Victor Villaseñor’s acclaimed picture book is now available in a paperback format.

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It’s the Spring of Creation, and all of the animals are busy doing what they do best.  There was no confusion.  But suddenly, a strange, furless, shell-less creature appears in their midst and the animals are mystified by the strange being.  The bear knew that this creature would not be as strong, the deer knew it would not be as fast, and even the grasshopper knew it was not going to hop and screech like him.

What follows is a raucous debate about what to do with the helpless being.  Eat the creature?  Defend the creature?  Leave it to fend for itself in the forest?  The fate of humanity rests in the paws and wings of the animal community.

Acclaimed author Victor Villaseñor returns, once again, to capture a traditional children’s tale for a new generation.  In fresh, colloquial prose Villaseñor’s second children’s book echoes the oral tradition, as he recalls a story that his mother told him as a child. Brought to life by bold illustrations, this playful fable celebrates the relationship between humans and the animals in the natural world.