I should have known that Betty, the librarian at the Musser Public Library in Muscatine, was up to something. There was a twinkle in her eye and she was wringing her hands suspiciously!

She surprised me with an unexpected smooch on the cheek!

Next, the whole audience was blowing me kisses. What was going on?

It turns out she had secretly enrolled me in the Smooch-a-Frog Challenge. All the earlier kisses were just practice for the real thing!

There were no kisses, smooches, or [...]