cover image The Joy of Frogs

The Joy of Frogs

Tomi Ungerer. Grove/Atlantic, $9.94 (48pp) ISBN 978-0-394-54922-4

Ungerer, author/illustrator of Far Out Is Not Far Enough, here creates an amphibian Joy of Sex. His watercolors sketch frogs in all manner of compromising positions, obviously enjoying themselves. The book depicts frogs as kinky, sensual, erotic creatures, performing sexual acrobatics and being affectionate with each other. The watercolors are breezy and funny, but their explicitness will surely offend some, as is Ungerer's wont. This is a gift book one might be wise to present in plain brown wrapping. December 19