Friday, 6 November 2009

The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Iain Smyth

October 2009, Bloomsbury
12 pages, Hardback
Review Copy

Children's, Picture book

Clouds: 4
Smiles: 5
Yunaleska's recommended rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

This frog really does have a wide mouth - all my fingers can fit in its mouth! The frog goes out and asks all sorts of animals what type of food they eat. It's fortunate they all eat different food, so none of them will starve. I think the frog might take a big gulp when he received the crocodile's answer. However, the frog has a handy solution for making himself disappear. Well, part of himself. It's the clever touch to the story which I'm sure will make children laugh.

The story itself is in a repetitive style which children can easily pick up and say along with whoever reads to them, or is good for when they read on their own. The illustrations are shown on white pages, with accurate portrayal of the colouring of the animals. The crocodile doesn't look too scary, so hopefully children wouldn't get nightmares from looking at it. It is a cute crocodile!

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1 comment:

Chicklish said...

What a cute book!