Frog's Winter Walk

Children - Animals
32 Pages
Reviewed on 01/14/2014
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Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Frog's Winter Walk by Jessica Schaub and illustrated by Sarah Aman is a delightful children's picture book which introduces young readers to the concept of hibernation and also introduces them to many different animals. Frog is a creature that usually burrows deep within the wet earth, makes a hole, and falls asleep during the cold winter months of the year, or as some might know it: hibernation. Not happy with his routine for winter, Frog set out one winter to learn what other animals do during the winter season. Frog finds a flock of geese, a bird, a rabbit, a weasel, a snake, and a spider, and learns a little about how each one survives during winter. As the frog tries to become a winter animal by borrowing something from each of them to keep warm with, he soon finds out that he is a frog and there is a reason he hibernates in winter.

Frog's Winter Walk is a useful reference and tool for parents and teachers to utilize when introducing children to the concept of hibernation. The book contains colorful illustrations to match the fun, informative, and educational story plot. A child will learn about a few different types of animals and how they hibernate during the winter season. This book was a very enjoyable read and the lesson that can be drawn from the story is that each animal has different characteristics that allow them to flourish in certain climates, and that should not be changed.


My kids loved this book! In fact, I've had to read it several times over the past 2 days. My girls are 3 & 4 years old, and immediately loved Frog. The pictures are fantastic--detailed natural settings and animals with personality, without being too cartoon-ish. The details of the pictures also inspired lots of questions--opportunities for me to introduce even more educational ideas to my kids.

There are a few big words sprinkled throughout. "Hibernate", "inquisitive", "migration" to name a few. Not at all a barrier to their understanding, but really helping to enrich young vocabularies. Frog keeps a journal and even writes a poem. The girls immediately wondered why they didn't have their own notebooks, so I will be introducing them to journaling soon!

There are so many wonderful things about the book, I just can't say enough. Will be reading it several more times, I'm sure, and will enjoy it as much as the kids do.

Jessica Schaub is a compassionate, from-the-heart writer. I've read her other books as well. As diverse as they are, they all maintain a

Denise Washburn

Jessica Schaub does a wonderful job telling this story from a frog's perspective. It is thought provoking and really lends itself to classroom discussions. I used this book as a mentor text with my first graders and they loved it! It can be read and reread multiple times to use when teaching different reading, writing and science concepts. We were also fortunate enough to have Jessica come to visit our classroom. She did an outstanding job helping the class write their own frog story together. I highly recommend this book and any future books by Ms. Schaub.


I nanny for 2.5 year old twins and they love this book! They have a competitive library of choices and Frog's Winter Walk gets pulled off the shelf daily! I love hearing them giggle at Frog's adventures and they even finish some of the sentences! Wonderful story with excellent illustrations.