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A witch’s favorite treat is frog soup. Luckily, it’s healthy and easy to make. To give it that extra kick and a pop of color, the key ingredient is a spoonful of frogs. But how do you keep the frogs on the spoon? They hop, they leap, they hide . . . and they escape. What is a poor witch to do?

Casey Lyall is a master of comedic timing with her deceptively simple and energetic text, and Caldecott Honor winner Vera Brosgol’s vibrant, hilarious illustrations make the witch—and the frogs!—practically leap off the page. The solution to the witch’s dilemma will surprise and delight young readers and their parents alike.

Teeming with laughter and hijinks, A Spoonful of Frogs is pure fun from beginning to end. A must-have for young readers, parents, witches, frog-lovers, and aspiring chefs.


Illustrated by the awesome Vera Brosgol! Follow her on Instagram here!


"An all-seasons recipe for storytime success as readers will root for the frazzled witch to work her way out of a hilarious pickle."

Booklist, starred review


"Lyall’s spare, mostly restrained text uses ear-pleasing, catch-phrase-worthy repetition and variation (“Put. The FROGS. On. The SPOON”) while Brosgol’s retro-chic, increasingly
frazzled digital illustrations are a chef’s-kiss of comic timing."

 The horn book, starred review


"...hidden background details like “lizard oil,” the frantic frog chase itself, and the unexpected frog substitute are surefire ingredients for a giggly storytime."

 The bulletin of the center for children's books, starred review

"This entertaining tale is a humorous look at how well-laid plans can sometimes go awry, and it will tickle children’s silly bones"

School Library Journal

"Delicious fun for everyone—even frogs!"


awards and lists


Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
July/August 2022 Kids' Indie Next Pick!
The Horn Book Fanfare 2022 Booklist

Barnes and Noble Best Picture Books for Kids 2022

Bulletin for the Centre of Children's Books Blue Ribbon Title for 2022

2023 International Youth Library’s The White Ravens list

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