Hop Frog (Hardcover)

By Rick Chrustowski, Rick Chrustowski (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805066883, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2003



Follow the life of one small frog as he journeys from tadpole to adulthood.

One spring day a frog’s egg hatches in a quiet lake. The tiny tadpole that emerges is weak at first, but little by little he grows stronger. Soon he sprouts legs and swims to the lake’s surface to breathe. A few weeks later he hops out of the lake onto dry land, a young frog at last.

Land turns out to be a very different place from his watery home. The newcomer must learn how to hunt for food. He has to dodge unfamiliar predators. But the little frog is lucky: he survives these dangers.

In simple, poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this nonfiction picture book explores the life cycle of the leopard frog.

About the Author

Rick Chrustowski is the author/illustrator of several books for young readers. He lives and works in an old farmhouse on a hill in Wisconsin.