Freeda the Frog & Her New Blue Family, teaches children and parents alike to welcome people of differing ethnic, religious and gender backgrounds. Being the proud mom of a blended family, Nadine has a personal perspective on the subject.
book follows green tadpoles Frannie and Frank, who learn two blue
frogs, Samson and his son Jack, will be joining the family. They wonder
if they will all get along and if Samson will replace their green
biological father. However, spending time with their new blue friends
teaches the green tadpoles a valuable lesson: a frog is who they are on
the inside and shouldn’t be judged by the color of their skin. Nadine is
no stranger to subjects like this, or others addressed in previous
books such as divorce and losing a loved one.
To that end, the Freeda the Frog series
helps educators, school counselors and parents discuss difficult topics
in a positive, non-threatening way with children. Each book reinforces
Nadine Haruni’s mission of “helping families of all species, one tadpole
at a time.” The entire series has even been leveled for schools to
align with National Education standards, and all five books in the
series have a Readers’ Favorite 5-star review and the Gold Mom’s Choice
Award for excellence in the family-friendly picture book category.