Bec at The Ish Mother recently posted a super review for Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos. In fact this week the weather front in the Maverick office seems to be raining wonderful reviews of Froggy Day!!
‘This book is an absolute joy to read aloud. It’s silly, it’s funny, and it’s packed with brilliant onomatopoeias to get little ones giggling!
There’s lots of word play too, which I personally really enjoy and can also be appreciated by preschoolers and young school age children who are just starting to understand puns. My six year old, who pretends to be too old for picture books, said it was really funny and, “the best picture book ever!”
I love the bright, bold illustrations. I first came across Barbara Bakos’s work in the fantasticÂ ‘Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans’Â and there are echoes of that book on one spread set in a farm which made me smile. I really love her quirky, humorous style and I think there is a lot of fun to be had trying to count all the frogs and spot what they’re getting up to in each picture.
This is a really fun and quirky book, great for sharing with toddlers and preschoolers and making them giggle, and a must for any little frog lover!’