There's a frog-jumping competition at school and Billy asks his dad to help him catch a frog. But when it's time to hunt for a good jumper, Dad doesn't show up. Billy's mom comes through, again, and the frog they catch looks like a champ. Maybe Billy's dad will be at the big event. Grandpa gives some sage advice on how to talk to a frog, and on the big day, Billy coaxes that frog into a huge, terrific, winning jump. His dad doesn't come, so the day isn't perfect. But as he's taking his winning frog back to the pond, Billy realizes things are pretty good anyway. Maybe his dad will come next year.
About Eve Bunting
See more books from this Author
Published September 1, 1998
by HMH Books for Young Readers.
Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.