The Little Toad and the Big Flood
by Jill Johnson
Illustrated by Ben Johnson

List Price: $10.95
Paperback: 24 pages
ISBN: 9780983761075
Dimensions: 10″ x 8″
Weight: 0.0162 lb
Genre: Animals/Frogs and Toads; Nature & the Natural World/Weather; Children’s Fiction;

It isn’t the first time Little Toad has seen heavy rain, so he has little trouble falling asleep in the comfortable home he has made for himself under a suburban family’s moveable basketball goal. In fact, the sound of the rain lulls him into a dream in which he finds himself comfortably adrift on a boat, rocking gently back and forth on the waves.

When Little Toad awakes, he discovers that the pleasant dream in his head was kindled by a nightmarish reality. The heavy rain has poured for so long that his home under the basketball goal is flooded. His leaf bed is floating atop the muddy brown water.

Frightened, Little Toad flees his home for the safety of a tall tree. From there, he watches his comfortable basketball goal home float away.

Where will he live now? Where can he go to hide from bigger animals who might eat him?

The Little Toad and the Big Flood is based on true events that occurred during the heavy flooding of Middle Tennessee on May 1, 2010. Told from the perspective of Little Toad, the story chronicles the sorrow and heartbreak of natural disaster as well as the love and triumph of neighbors helping neighbors.