Sterling Children's Books

Frog Boots

By Jill Esbaum (Author), Joshua Heinsz (Illustrator)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


Frog Boots

by Jill Esbaum, Joshua Heinsz



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
There’s only one thing Dylan wants: frog boots! But what happens when this little boy discovers they’re meant for . . . girls?
School shopping is no fun for Dylan—until he spots a pair of boots decorated with poison-dart frogs. They’re so cool that he even wears them to bed, where he discovers they glow in the dark! He can’t wait to wear them to class. But before he can show them off in circle time, a kid exclaims: “Ms. Kory, that boy’s wearing girl boots.” And, suddenly, when everyone’s laughing at him, the boots don’t seem so wonderful anymore. Will he ever want to wear them again? A timely story about embracing what you love, staying true to yourself, and defying stereotypes.
Praise for Jill Esbaum:
“To the certain delight of all younger sibs everywhere, Spencer exacts sweet revenge on his big brothers . . . after he discovers that they are just playing a prank with their terrifying warnings about a red-eyed closet monster . . . The result is all he (and readers) could hope for.” —Booklist
If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party:
“Reading this crowd-pleaser aloud may cause clamorous laughter in even the most serious of storytime attendees.” —School Library Journal
Teeny Tiny Toady:
“Teeny is ‘toadally’ terrific. . . . A triumphant reaffirmation of the truth that large hearts can beat in small chests, told in playful verse that gallops along with nary a stumble.” —Kirkus

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Jill Esbaum has written many popular Sterling titles, including FrankenbunnyTeeny Tiny Toady, Elwood Bigfoot, and If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party. Jill lives in Dixon, IA. Learn more at and
Joshua Heinsz received his BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design, and MFA in Illustration Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art. He lives in Chicago.

Pub Date: 3/31/2020

ISBN: 9781454932970

Price: $16.95 / $22.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 10.875 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 4 to 7

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books