Synopses & Reviews
A frog and a mouse fall into an argument over a flower in this wordless modern classic, perfect for starting conversations with children about peace, conflict, warfare, and the importance of de-escalation.
In this new edition of a wordless modern classic, a frog finds a beautiful flower and picks it for himself. When a mouse sees him with it, his jealousy overcomes him, and he swipes it. Frog's friends come to his aid and chase the mouse away. But before the frogs can celebrate, Mouse's friends return for a counter-attack. Before long the conflict has devolved into a full-scale frog-mouse war. By the end of it, all either side can ask is: Why? With an afterword by children's literature expert Leonard S. Marcus, this seemingly simple book is an invaluable way to talk to young children about conflict and warfare.