June 13, 2012

Book Review: Bog Frog Hop by Kyle Mewburn

Title: Bog Frog Hop
Author: Kyle Mewburn
Illustrator: Rebecca Cool
Release Date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Little Hare
Source: Hired from school library

The soggy bog is home to ten polliwogs. They splosh and splash together in the rain and mud, until one polliwog turns into a frog. Now there are nine polliwogs in the soggy bog and one frog on the mossy log. As the rain continues to fall, more and more polliwogs turn into frogs and the bog comes to life with colour and sound. Even the local scriffy scruffy dog cannot resist the bog-frog hop!


My Thoughts

We LOVE books by Kyle Mewburn in our house and this is another to add to the favourites list.

Full of really great, funny and rhyming phrases, this counting, tongue twisting story will captivate even the wriggliest of monkeys you read it with!

Short on patience, my Miss 5 really got into the rhyming and was eager to see 'what comes next', and the splishy-splashy dog in particular was a big hit.

Here's what my reviewer in training had to say about Bog Frog Hop...
'The story was nice and funny'
'I like the rhyming words'
'The pictures are cool - happy and bright'

This book is a definite hit in our house and has already been passed around Mummy, Daddy, and two big sisters for multiple readings!

A very enjoyable 5 Star family read ~<;]

About the Author

Kyle Mewburn won the 2010 NZ Post Best Picture Book Award and Best Book Award for Old Huhu. He was born in Brisbane, Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Business at the Queensland Institute of Technology. Then he travelled in Europe and the Middle East before settling in New Zealand in 1990. Mewburn's publications include The Hoppleplop (Scholastic, 2004), The Bear in the Room Next Door (Scholastic, 2006) and Duck is Stuck (Scholastic 2008), which was a finalist in the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children. Heath McKenzie is a best-selling illustrator/designer from Melbourne. His work has appeared in children's books, magazines, novels, advertising campaigns, on cover art, and even on jewellery! He is most known for illustrating the best-selling The Australian 12 Days of Christmas.

About the Illustrator
Born in Western Australia, artist and illustrator Rebecca Cool lives on a rural property on the Margaret River, WA with her partner. Rebecca has studied at the Claremont School of Fine Art and has had her work shown at a number of exhibitions. Rebecca is happiest when she is painting and creating her charming, colourful and playful compositions. Her work features a combination of acrylic paint and fabric collage, and her strong, colourful works have a naïve charm reminiscent of European folk art. Isabella’s Garden (written by Glenda Millard) is her first book and has received many awards including Honour Book, Picture Book of the Year category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010. Rebecca was also short-listed for the Crichton Award in 2010.


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