I’m a big fan of Maverick Children’s Books and would like to thank them for a copy of Froggy Day by Heather Pindar and illustrated by Barbara Bakos in return for an honest review.
Froggy Day will be published tomorrow, 28th September 2018, and is available for purchase here.
When the weather woman says it’s going to be “very froggy” she means it!
There are frogs on the streets, on the bus, in the supermarket and even in school!
Everything has gone hopping mad!
How will people live with all these frogs?
My Review of Froggy Day
The weather forecast is for a very froggy day!
I loved this funny and engaging children’s read. Froggy Day is such a beautifully produced book with vibrant illustrations that not only enhance the story, but that are in a style that appeals to adults and children alike. I loved the frogs in the shops.
I thought the story was smashing as the froggy situations are ones that children can identify with so that there is a familiarity as well as a running joke of such unusual weather. Settings contain the town and the country so that children in all locations can feel included. The diversity of people such as having Jan in a hard hat as a construction worker gives perfect subliminal messages to children too.
As usual for me when reviewing children’s books, I can’t help commenting on the educational aspects and Froggy Day is just great. I love the playing with language so that children are encouraged to experiment with sounds and to have fun with language. I like the way the story ends because children can develop oracy as they predict what might happen with the weather the next day. I think there’s great educational value for numeracy in the illustrations too as children could count how many frogs they find.
Froggy Day is funny, fun and engaging. It would be brilliant for home or classroom reading and I can imagine children wanting to read it, or have it read to them, over and over again. It’s a smashing children’s book that I heartily recommend.
About Heather Pindar
After growing up in Yorkshire, Heather studied German at university, and then settled in London for many years. She recently moved with her partner David to live in Guildford where she can spend more time cycling and walking, and riding her cheeky grey horse, Finty.
Heather has over twenty years’ experience as a teacher; she currently works part time in a Primary School in South London. She finds the children’s brilliant imaginations and love of stories are her biggest inspiration for writing picture books.
You can follow Heather on Twitter @HeatherPindar.
About Barbra Bakos
Barbara, and I grew up in Budapest and can’t remember a time when she wasn’t drawing. She graduated as an animation director at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest.
You can find out more here and you can also follow illustrator Barbara on Twitter @barbrabakos.
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