Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira

Imagine the frogs' surprise when they wake up one morning and find a pig sitting on a rock in their pond!  They are even more surprised when he says, "Ribbit!"

Random House for Kids sent me a copy of this picture book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

Poly Bernatene has created cute simple illustrations that show off the animals well.  You can see a frog grabbing a fly and even the crabby beetle shows up well.

The frog family can't decide why the pig is talking their language.  They get other animal friends to look the pig over and no one has any conclusions.  Finally, the "head" frog suggests they ask the wise beetle.  When they bring the beetle back, the pig is gone.  

This is one of the cutest endings I've seen a children's book for a while.  I won't spoil it, but the last two pages are worth the price of this book.  It's a sweet tale with an ending that will make you laugh.  What more could you want?

Happy reading.

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