The History of a Word 02/07/20
Publisher: Random House
Two frogs are sitting on a lily pad in the middle of a pond; one of them holding a stick. When the other frog questions him about it a long discussion follows on the possibilities and probablities of facing one's fears - until it is interrupted by an unexpected chain of events!
Chris Wormell's realistic, but humorous, watercolour illustrations accompany a beautifully written ostensibly simple tale, with a deeper message at its heart. This is a fabulous book for pre-school readers, which deservedly won the 2003 Nestle Smarties Book Prize (Bronze Award: 5 & Under).