The Frog at the Window
Children's Picture Book, Holiday Picture Book
Published: November 2020
Publisher: Shake the Moon Books
While Katy and her family spend a snowy Christmas away at Grandma's house, a cold and clever little frog jumps at the chance to move into their warm, empty home. Unfortunately, so does every other four-legged forest dweller in the area. With the perfect holiday vacation house overrun with guests, chaos quickly erupts until the group finds a peaceful solution in this holiday tale of tails. What begins as a break from the wintry woolly land transforms into an annual holiday tradition of kindness and generosity. The Frog at the Window is a Christmas tale with a message for every season!
Tonight was the very first storm of the year,
and surprising how much it had snowed.
The Randalls were packed and all ready for bed,
with plans to wake early and then hit the road.
"Now Christmas was only a few days away”,
thought Katy, relaxed by the tree.
“How will we ever reach Grandmother’s house,
when it’s snowing so hard I can’t see?”
And then as she sat staring into the night,
through the blustery, snowy white fog-
there stood, in the cold window’s lower right edge,
a tiny, green, shivering frog.
About the Author
Hailing from the tiny town of Seymour, Wisconsin, Scott Langteau grew up to become the single Producer involved in the creation of two of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful franchises in videogame history: Medal of Honor and Call of Duty. He has over 20 years of production experience, having worked with companies like DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Activision, Disney/Pixar, and the Jim Henson Company. Scott is the award-winning author of Sofa Boy, a grim yet fanciful cautionary tale for children about the perils of videogame addiction, The Question, a home-alone snowstorm adventure taken from the imaginative experiences of his youth in wintry Wisconsin, and his 2019 anti-bullying tale: BULLIED, a contemporary look at modern-day bullying and the impact it has on the futures of all involved. BULLIED was recently awarded the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in the category of Best Mind/Body Self-Esteem book.