Touring Picture Book Club – In the Swamp by the Light of the Moon by Frann Preston-Gannon & How to Draw Frogs

Welcome to this month’s Touring Picture Book Club, the regular feature where we team up with three other book bloggers to share ideas and activities around the same book. And this month our chosen book is a real delight – In the Swamp by the Light of the Moon by Frann Preston-Gannon, published by Templar Publishing.

In the Swamp By the Light of the Moon by Frann Preston Gannon Templar Publishing

A little frog is sitting all alone in the light of the moon singing a song. But something is missing so hops off to search for others to join in the music.

Singing to the moon in In the Swamp By the Light of the Moon by Frann Preston Gannon Templar Publishing

Soon enough the frog finds some singing companions and each brings their own voice to the song. But no matter how many creatures add their sounds there is still something that isn’t quite right.

Joining in the song in In the Swamp By the Light of the Moon by Frann Preston Gannon Templar Publishing

Then the little frog meets the tiniest of creatures in the swamp, a firefly who thinks their song isn’t sweet enough or big enough to join in. But the frog reassures the little firefly that everyone’s voice, no matter how small, is important and once all the creatures sing together the song is finally perfect.

Everyone's voice is important in In the Swamp By the Light of the Moon by Frann Preston Gannon Templar Publishing

A wonderfully lyrical story with plenty of repetition for little ones to join in with. The illustrations are stunning, deep colours and vibrant contrasts bring this musical night time scene to life. A beautiful book with an excellent message of inclusivity and the importance of feeling confident within yourself.

How to Draw with Frann Preston-Gannon

We love the illustrations in this story and Frann Preston-Gannon has kindly shared a step-by-step guide on how to draw the little frog.

My children love to draw but it’s something I’ve always found difficult. I try to never say that I’m no good at it so I do try drawing with them and encourage them when their pictures don’t go quite as they planned. But a guide like this is perfect for me!

I hope you enjoy having a go at drawing the frog, you can see our attempts below…

How to draw a frog by Frann Preston Gannon In the Swamp By the Light of the Moon 1

How to draw a frog by Frann Preston Gannon In the Swamp By the Light of the Moon 2

We had a great time drawing and it was a lovely activity to do together, here’s mine, my six-year-olds and three-year-olds versions.

Drawing our own frogs from In the Swamp By the Light of the Moon by Frann Preston Gannon Templar Publishing

For some more great activities based on this gorgeous book head over to my fellow touring picture book bloggers:

Book Bairn – Origami frogs
Mamma Filz – Musical shakers
Along Came Poppy – Exploring sounds

And, if you’d like a chance to win your own copy of this book then head over to our Twitter @AcornBooks for all the details.

Buy In the Swamp by the Light of the Moon from Wordery with free delivery.


Many thanks to Templar Publishing for sending a copy of this book for review.

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5 thoughts on “Touring Picture Book Club – In the Swamp by the Light of the Moon by Frann Preston-Gannon & How to Draw Frogs

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  1. I love the sound of this book and really like that there is a ‘how to draw him’ part! #ReadWithMe

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