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Praise for A Frog Thing!

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  • Benjamin Franklin Award WINNER —
    Best Children's Book & Audiobook
  • Independent Publisher Book Award WINNER
  • California Young Reader Medal 2009-2010 Nominee
  • Book Sense 2006 Summer Children’s Pick
  • iParenting Media Award WINNER for Outstanding Product of 2006
  • ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award — Honorable Mention
  • SCBA Children's Book Award Nominee
  • Benjamin Franklin Award FINALIST — Best Children's Picture Book
  • 2007 - 2008 North Carolina Children's Book Award Nominee

“Drachman's voice is smooth and inviting; his telling well-paced for the
younger set, yet still entertaining enough for any age listener...Splashy
sound effects and snippets of orchestral music...give this warm and
entertaining outing some additional heart.”
—Publishers WeeklyView Full Review (80kb)

“Drachman and a full cast narrate this heartwarming story, capturing all of the hopes, dreams, and unending determination of this spunky frog. Perfectly selected classical pieces serve as the background music, dipping and soaring right along with the story. A true delight that will be welcomed in any collection.”
—School Library Journal &  Curriculum ConnectionsView Full Review (112kb)

“A bright and tender summer read!”
—Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine
Teachers' Pick for Best New Book
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“...children are sure to enjoy. They will also like the light sound effects and the playful interaction of voices that Drachman and his cast supply.”
—AudioFile Magazine View Full Review (48kb)

“Readers will know just by looking at him that Frank is a sweet frog with big dreams, and the resolve to make them happen…Drachman and Muscarello tell their tale with humor and grace…Frank the frog is a wonderful hero who makes the dreams fly for us all.”
—Foreword MagazineView Full Review (116kb)


“This merits sharing with all children...”
—Kirkus Reviews View Full Review (108kb)

“Publisher-author-actor-owner Eric Drachman writes charming stories and voices entertaining CD’s… As far as kids’ publishing goes, I think people like Drachman are getting it right.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch View Full Review (208kb)

"This is a must read for children of all ages. The Kidwick Books are perfect
books for children and their parents to read together! I highly recommend
this and all of their books."

—The Best Reviews
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“This charming tale, rendered in gouache, colored pencil and pastel,
inspires everyone to find that one thing in life that is special to them.”

—OC Family Magazine
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"Follow the fun...includes great sound effects from Frank's world."
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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"The CD takes the listener beyond the book with sound effects and a
narration by the author and a whole cast of children and adults."
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"A Frog Thing is an excellent children’s book and highly recommended."
—Midwest Book Review
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