By Mouse and Frog written and illustrated by Deborah Freedman (2015)
Along the lines of Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein, the reading of this story will result in explosive giggles! Mouse wakes up early to write his story. But Frog has ideas of his own… lots of them, outrageous ideas, which do not please Mouse at all. Frog realizes that he is taking over Mouse’s story and agrees to play a quiet role, but that’s just not his style. Eventually, Mouse agrees to let Frog have a bigger part in the story and both friends end up creating something they can both be happy about. Although they do wonder who Deborah Freedman is!
Is compromise hard for your child? It is for many children, especially toddlers. But as you know, as soon as toddlers learn the fine art of negotiation, no decision will ever be easy again!
Have some fun with Mouse and Frog. They do know a thing or two about compromise.
There’s no doubt about it, I like goggly eyes! And I like to see kids reach a solution which is good for everyone. You might want to be on the ‘look-out’ for these situations in your home and reward the kids with a treat.