By: Rohan Clifford
Published by: Penguin Australia
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780143307532


One boy. One catapult. One thousand evil giant toads . . . and luckily one huge, luminous, green frog on a mission. Frank Davies is in trouble again - at school with the principal and his arch enemy, Wobber Wiley, and at home with his mum and his step-dad.

Just the usual stuff . . . until a terrible event changes everything, and then The Frog arrives. That's when things get massively weird and Frank's life spirals out of control . . .

A rollicking and slightly disturbing adventure set in the badlands of suburbia, toxic swamps and Kakadu.


When twelve year old Frank Davies catapults his lunch box across the room and it hits the school bully on the way down, he faces the worst possible scenario - detention and impending revenge.

But when Frank’s grandfather dies and Frank discovers his mysterious diary, he uncovers secrets involving an extremely large frog and a group of life threatening supertoads in the Northern Territory.

Can Frank and his huge frog save the day?

A funny new junior novel that has us cheering for our unlikely hero. Best suited to those around 10 years.

This title was included in our May 2014 Primary Fiction Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Rob.