A small misshapen frog, has the opportunity to choose between a comfortable life as a pet and an adventurous life in the wild. His story intersects with the life of a young girl facing family challenges and struggling to understand the difference between what she can be and what she must be.
The arc of this poetic story introduces readers to some of the great ideas in philosophy, especially those of Sartre, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Buber; and offers an excellent opportunity for dialogue and discussion.
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FIREBELLYUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An engaging and quirky view of philosophy from the perspective of an unlikely sage: the Oriental Firebelly Toad.For those with a tolerance for easy whimsy, this philosopher's fantasy clad in YA garb ... Read full review