Book Details

A child’s love has the power to transform.

In a lush green garden, behind the family home, a stone frog sits at attention. He has been in this yard for many years, content to just watch, to guard all he can see. One day he is brought to life by the magical kiss of a young girl and the soft whispers of her sister and her friend. He comes alive and plays in the yard until the magic disappears and he goes back to his life of guarding. They have a shared secret now and he knows his life has changed forever—and that freedom will come another day. The Sentinel Frog is a modern fairy tale reminiscent of The Velveteen Rabbit—where kindness and love can create miracles!


About the Author

Bonnie MacLaughlin Chiantera

Bonnie Chiantera is a retired Elementary Educator. After years of teaching and reading thousands of picture books to her students, she decided to write her own. The Sentinel Frog is her second book and will not be her last. She lives on Cape Cod with her yellow Lab Brady and enjoys reading, writing, and family celebrations. She is a volunteer for Hearts and Paws Comfort/Therapy Dogs. About the Artist: Margaret Moretti is self-taught and was asked to participate in a Healing Arts Workshop. Years later, she picked up her brushes and watercolor paints and has been painting for pleasure since. Her paintings range from landscape, wildlife, and still life to childhood memories that dance in her head. Look for her wit, sense of humor, and a hidden message in all her works.

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