Apo arrunt, ヨーロッパヒキガエル, గోదురు కప్ప, Brotz, Bufo bufo, common toad, Кафява крастава жаба, Обична крастача, Рапуха шэрая, Erdkröte, European toad, Gewone pad, Gripau comú, Harilik kärnkonn, Hoe ziet een pad er uit?, Llyffant dafadennog, Pad, Padde, Parchatnica, Pólna škrodawa, Ropucha bradavičnatá, Ropucha obecná, Ropucha szara, Rosp, Sapo-comum, Siğilli kurbağa, Skrubtudse, Toad, Touseg boutin, Vanlig padda, 大蟾蜍, توصیف
Toad Bufo bufo, graphite pencils. Paula Kuitenbrouwer
Time for something ugly! I chose to draw Mr. Toad.
Mr. Toad lives in our garden near our patio. I am very hands-on with animals and I catch frogs, lizards, crickets, and chicks easily to show to my daughter. However, Mr. Toad hasn’t provoked the slightest ‘hands-on’ ambition. I recently let him awkwardly jump back to the bushes. He tumbled over a few times while sliding down the rain-drain which made me feel sorry for him. Why couldn’t I pick him up and help him to get away?
Maybe Mr. Toad is a kind and caring mother and deserves kindness instead of a long ‘arrghh!’.
‘Could you kiss it?’, I asked my daughter with ‘The Frog Prince’ of the Brothers Grimm in mind.
‘No way’, my daughter replied, ‘I don’t need a pampered prince’.
Poor Mr. Toad. He is clearly not in the right place at the right time.
Mr. Toad on our patio.
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