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7 & UP

minedition Classic


40 Pages, 7.7 x 9.4

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $12.00 (US $12.00) (CA $15.00)

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBN 9789888341054

Rights: WOR

minedition (May 2016)

Price: $12.00


A beautifully-illustrated tale about the devastation caused by conflict and war

Winner:2017 NCSS/CBC, National Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young PeopleA frog finds a beautiful flower and picks it for himself. When a mouse sees him with it, his jealousy overcomes him, and he swipes it. Frog's friends come to his aid and chase the mouse away. But before the frogs can celebrate, Mouse's friends return for a counter-attack. Before long the conflict has devolved into a full-scale frog-mouse war. By the end of it, all either side can ask is: why? This seemingly simple book tackles an important subject and will be an invaluable way to talk to young children about conflict and warfare.


"Even the youngest reader will quickly grasp the point of Popov's forceful allegory." —Publishers Weekly

"Makes a powerful point about the cycle of violence that seems to dominate the headlines." —Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich,

"Outstanding, thought-provoking book makes clear the absurdity and senseless destructive nature of war." —Kendal Rautzhan,

Author Biography

Nikolai Popov, the author and illustrator, lives in Russia and has created many celebrated books around the world.