Dear Treefrog

"A child, a tree frog, and a poignant, poetic journey to find a sense of home.” Kirkus, starred review


I See You


among the tangled green
a tiny dollop of
where before
there was only leaf . . .

Are you new here too?

When a shy girl moves to a strange new home, she discovers a treefrog perched in a secret spot. Magical, intimate, and perceptive poems explore her journey toward connection and friendship—not just with the tiny treefrog, but with the world around her.


*Booklist (starred review)

"This artful picture book seamlessly blends science, poetry, and mindfulness, encouraging little ones to get outside, slow down, and look closely at what’s around them.

*Kirkus (starred review)

"Spread by spread, season by season, lyrical poems tell the story of this budding friendship, in which the child learns to be still and see small details in this world, as an artist or scientist does. 

*Horn Book (starred review)

"Altogether lovely."  

For photos and more info about treefrogs, check out Joyce’s Treefrog Photo Album!

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