A frog named Monty tells readers his dark secret.....(goodreads summary)
Little Monty the frog has a secret that he is not sure he wants to share. He might though if he is absolutely certain that you can keep his secret? Once he knows he can count on you, we soon learn that he cannot swim. That does seem a bit unusual since he is a frog but he does have some quick explanations. To overcome his fears, Monty is in need of some help and this delightful book engages the reader in doing just so.
In this sweet story about facing fears, Monty finds a friend in the reader and the encouragement to let his parents know that he is afraid of water. It will give children a sense of relief that having certain fears are normal and talking to a trusted friend or adult can help with those feelings. The gentle text and illustrations make it feel as if Monty is actually talking to you. He has the cutest facial expressions that definitely makes him a lovable character. Another nicely done book by one of my favorite authors. I think this a "just right book" for ages 3-6.~
Title: Can I Tell You a Secret?
Author: Anna Kang, illustrated by Christopher Weyant
Pub date: May 2016, Harper Collins
Genre: picture book
Hardcover, 32 pgs.