Grandfather Frog has never left the Smiling Pool. He and Mr. Toad have an ongoing disagreement about whether or not Grandfather Frog should see the Great World or remain isolated in the Smiling Pool. Finally one day, Grandfather Frog decides he will see the Great World for himself. He learns that there are hardships in the Great World that he didn’t anticipate and he must constantly be on alert for dangers not in the Smiling Pool. On several occasions, he ignores the advice of his friends who care deeply about him because of his foolish pride.
In the audiobook, Burgess once again delivers a good moral to young listeners.
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