Last week, at my day job as a university lecturer, I read The Floatingest Frog to my students, who are pre-service teachers, accompanied by two froggy puppets, and with all the voices and silliness I always use when I read this book.
Afterwards, I realised I have been reading about Frankie and Ferdinand for seventeen years. No wonder I can now read it with my eyes closed. In that time I have read it to audiences and classes of all sizes, and all ages and stages, as well as to my own children and, more recently, my grandchildren. The good news is – I have as much fun reading it now as I did seventeen years ago.
The even better news is that it is, amazingly, still in print.
And the best news of all is that I still get to read not just this book, but my other books as well, at Bookweek, which is only days away, as well as other times. No wonder I love being an author.
(PS, If you are a teacher and want to use this book, you can find teaching ideas here or purchase it here. It isn’t just a fun read – it can also link to units about frogs, and is a retold Aesop’s Fable)