Pushy and Tushy Discover Home
Pushy and Tushy are albino water frogs. They come to the fish tank right from the pet store. The other inhabitants of the aquarium are many gold fish saved from a drying pond. The big and wise fish Mr. Brown tells the frogs about the Real World with its freedom and beauty. They ponder Mr. Brown’s tales and decide to find the pond in the real world and make it their home. Pushy jumps out of the tank first. In the forest he meets creatures that help him to find the pond. The albino frog wants to embrace his relatives – free frogs, but they don’t accept Pushy because he’s pink. Later on Tushy joins her brother in exile. They both learn about survival of the fittest and that the home is a place where you’re loved and accepted.
(Based on a true story. To see the real live Pushy and Tushy -frogs click on "trailer")
Pushy and Tushy, albino water frogs, were very small and pink - just like nails on a child’s hand. They came to the fish tank right from the pet store. The other inhabitants of the aquarium were many gold fish saved from a drying pond by the boy named Peter. He was taking care of the creatures by feeding them and keeping the water clean.
Tushy and Pushy were very scared. They found a big seashell and hid there. It was dark within the shell and nobody could harm them there. The frogs felt safe but hungry. They smelled the food when Peter put fish flakes, dry shrimps and worms into the tank. Their instincts were telling them to come out and get some morsels, but fear kept them inside. The albinos were just babies and could not compete with the active and aggressive gold fish. It was too dangerous to even simply swim around; they could easily end up in a fish’s mouth. They dove deeper into the safe darkness of their shelter to sleep it over.
Knocking on the wall of the seashell woke the frogs up.
Mr. Brown and Mermaid took care of the newcomers. Mermaid taught the albinos how to swim and look for food. Tushy and Pushy were fast learners, and soon they could navigate the tank alongside the other fish that lived there.
Mr. Brown was a wise fish. He answered all the questions that the frogs came up with. He had many stories to share, and it was hard to tell which one was the truth and which one was just a fairytale.
One day Pushy asked: “Why is your name Mr. Brown? I don’t see any brown spot on you.” “All right. I’ll tell you why,” said the big fish.ORDER