Thacher Hurd


Bad Frogs

They’re wild! They’re irrepressible! And they’re very, very bad! These gleefully naughty frogs are certain to tickle the inner imp in reader and listener alike.

Calling all frog fans! Follow Thacher Hurd’s crew of 170 funny, funky BAD frogs as they slurp, burp, skateboard, parachute, and PLAY their way through the bright, action-packed pages of this rollicking book. A hoot to read aloud, this spirited romp will have kids reciting its froggy words and poring over the details in its froggy artwork from morning till midnight. Celebrate life! BAD FROGS FOREVER!

Reviews in Brief

From School Library Journal:

“Hurd’s bad frogs — 170 of them — revel in mischievous conduct and generate chaos wherever they go…The artwork gleams with Hurd’s shiny bright colors, and his swinging text, presented in bold purple, trumpets the frogs’ badness as they romp through the action-packed illustrations…Youngsters are sure to chuckle each time they turn a page.” — Barbara Elleman, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA

“Hurd's artwork is as exuberant as ever — his portraits of mischief-making amphibians have a ripped-from-the-easel sense of fun, with colors that look like they dried only minutes before readers opened the book.”Publisher’s Weekly