The main character is a girl who gets the starring role in the play - and doesn't want it! Here is what the book jacket says: "When 9 year old Frog feels sad, she dances to cheer herself up. She is dancing now, in the tiniest room of the most elegant hotel in New York City. Frog is there with her mother, who hopes to become a famous Broadway actress. But Frog misses her father and brother in Paris and her goldfish and friends in California. Her mother is in bed with the sheets pulled over her head because she is frightened that she will never find a part and their money is running out.
So it is Frog who answers the telephone when a producer calls. But it is Frog he want as the star of his new play. What will her mother think? And how can Frog be an actress when her dreams are to become a baseball pitcher?
In this tender and witty tale by one of America's most versatile writers, drama is not always onstage, and courage camaraderie, and kindness are never just an act."