No Frogs for DinnerAuthor Frieda Wishinsky Illustrated by Linda Hendry ISBN 9781550415216 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date October 15, 1999 Size 140 x 216 mm Category A37
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Melvin's trip to the big city is not turning out as he hoped. Instead of hot-dogs, baseball and tall buildings, his Aunt Rose drags him to the opera, museums and fancy restaurants.
Melvin must find a way to curb his aunt's enthusiasm long enough to have some REAL fun
"In few words, Wishinsky manages to convey that helpless feeling of entrapment at the hands of a well-meaning relative. Hendry's presentation of Melvin's disgruntlement and Aunt Rose's enthusiasm offers an amusing counterpoint. . .
This attractive early reader is convincing, humorous and works equally well as a picture book."
— The Toronto Star
"The fewer words one has to work with the more difficult it is to write a good story with an interesting plot, recognizable and sympathetic characters, and a strong sense of place. Frieda Wishinsky has accomplished all this with No Frogs For Dinner, a chapter book for children in Grades 1 through 3 who are just beginning to read independently. This entertaining and fun story, well told without a whiff of condescension, will entice children to turn the pages. Readers will identify with long-suffering Melvin and recognize his dilemma when dealing with his Aunt Rose. Playful illustrations by Linda Hendry add a splash of color and reflect the humor in Wishinsky's text. Early readers don't get much better than this. Highly recommended."
— Canadian Book Review Annual
is the award-winning author of Give Maggie a Chance, and Maggie Can't Wait, along with many other books for young readers. Frieda lives in Toronto.
has illustrated dozens of picture books for children including the acclaimed Jocelyn and the Ballerina, How to Make Super Pop-Ups and The Queen Who Stole the Sky. Linda lives in Rockwood, Ontario.