Monday, April 21, 2014

Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira (illustrated by Poly Bernatene)

Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira (illustrated by Poly Bernatene) is pretty much the perfect picture book. I can say nothing wrong about it! It's the adorable and heart-warming story of a pig who pretends to be a frog because he just wants to belong, but all the frogs don't understand why he goes RIBBIT. The illustrations are gorgeous and match the story perfectly, including the placement and size of the text within the book. The animals all have perfect facial expressions, especially the confused frogs.

Everything about Ribbit is charming and perfect, there's a great message to share with young children hidden behind an easy to follow, simple but not unoriginal story. The illustrations match perfectly, and I would be very happy giving this book to any new parent or young child. I am neither, but I am definitely tempted to hold onto my copy for many years in the future, because when it comes to picture books, this is exactly what I want in one and I have absolutely no complaints.

Release Date: March 26th 2013 Pages: 32  Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher  Publisher:  Knopf Books for Young Readers Buy It: Book Depository

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