Two very different sort-of new picture books teach kids about frogs and beavers

"So You Want to Be a Frog" written by Jane Porter, illustrated by Neil Clark (Candlewick Press, April), ages 5-9, 32 pages, $18.99. "The Lodge That Beaver Built," written by Randi Sonenshine, illustrated by Anne Hunter (Candlewick Press, September 2022), ages 4-8, 32 pages, $18.99.

Reviewers usually notice only the most recent books. We participate in a group delusion that book lovers all read very, very quickly and have already been through everything ever published.