Saturday, 21 September 2013

Picture Book

NZ Writer & Illustrator
Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Cat Chapman
The Frog Who Lost His Underpants
Walker Books   2013       $27.99hb   32pp
ISBN  978 1 9219 7789 3

Themes:  Friendship/ Jungles/ Quests

Poor Frog feels he is quite undressed without his favourite red underpants. It takes a colourful walk through the jungle with his best friend Teddy and a real dilemma before Frog realises friendship is more important than the way one looks! The story is told in an interesting mixture of rhyme and straight text and exuberantly illustrated in muted jungle colours. I would have reviewed this many weeks ago but foolishly lent it to a visiting child from where it has 'done the rounds' and has only just been returned to me. My travels around the neighborhood from family to family in search of it deserves a picture book of its own.

Preschool up/ Age 4 up

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