The Frog Who Couldn’t Croak, written by Roberta Rhodes and illustrated by Donna Masters, is an inspirational children’s book written for Roberta’s daughter, Ranette Rhodes-Visagie. This book teaches readers to embrace all their unique attributes that make them who they are, even if these characteristics distinguish them from their peers.
This story is centered around a little frog who was unable to croak like the rest of the frogs in his pond. The little frog’s voice was so high, that it could barely be heard, and the rest of the frogs in his pond laughed at him. A little bug taught the little frog that bigger thinking can help ourselves and others embrace our own individuality.
The best method Roberta knew to bring solace to Ranette, who went through a challenging time, was to convey a valuable life lesson through the interaction between the little frog and bug. Through this book, we can all learn to recognize and appreciate all the aspects that contribute to our unique identity.