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By Mouse and Frog

Deborah Freedman (Illustrator), Deborah Freedman


List Price: 16.99*
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A spritely read-aloud about the challenges—and joys—of collaboration
Fastidious Mouse has one idea about how to tell a story. Free-spirited Frog has another. What happens when Frog crashes into Mouse's story with some wild ideas? Chaos!...followed by the discovery that working together means being willing to compromise—and that listening to one another can lead to the most beautiful stories of all. 

In her best book yet, the visionary creator of Blue Chicken and The Story of Fish and Snail has crafted another subtle, clever book-about-books that's also a delightfully entertaining story featuring adorable characters who will win readers' hearts. 

Praise For By Mouse and Frog


"Shines in both concept and beauty.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of The Story of Fish and Snail

“The theme of books as doorways into rich new adventures couldn't be more vividly conveyed.” —Publishers Weekly on The Story of Fish and Snail

"Freedman’s paintings, brimming with raucous, three-dimensional splashes of color, bring to mind David Wiesner’s Art & Max." —The New York Times on The Story of Fish and Snail

"Delicate and durable, visually sophisticated yet friendly: simply exquisite." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Blue Chicken

"Full of surprise and emotion... children will want to experience the action over and over again." —School Library Journal, starred review of Blue Chicken

"This delightful treat emphasizes the joy of breaking free of conventional boundaries and turning accidents into art." —Booklist, starred review of Blue Chicken

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780670784905, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2015

About the Author

Deborah Freedman ( is a trained architect who now works as an author/illustrator. She is the author of The Story of Fish and Snail, Blue Chicken, and Scribble.