Determined to see the Great World beyond the familiar vistas of the Smiling Pool, Grandfather Frog leaps forth only to tumble haplessly into the pitfalls of greed, boastfulness, and carelessness. This time-hored classic mixes exciting adventure and good-natured humor with gentle homily. 6 illustrations adapted from originals by Harrison Cady.
Author and conservationist Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965) wrote thousands of animal stories for children, starting with the 1910 publication of Old Mother West Wind. Burgess's tales convey his fascination with wildlife and his concern for nature, teaching gentle lessons about ecology and respect for the environment.