Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Prince Ribbit by Jonathan Emmett - OPTIONAL

Emmett, Jonathan Prince Ribbit, illustrated by Poly Bernatene.  PICTURE BOOK.  Peachtree, 2017.  $17.

When a  frog hops out of the pond and speaks to them, Princess Arabella and Princess Lucinda are sure that he is a real prince, just like in their fairy tales.  Their little sister, Princess Martha, is sure that he is a fraud.  Is this clever frog playing a trick on them?

The illustrations in this book are colorful and are spot on for a fairy tale  and I really like the interplay between the sisters.  The thing I don’t like is the repetition of the phrase “Just because it’s in a book doesn’t mean it’s true”.  This seems to be the theme of the book and it just hurt for me to say it every time in a context where it really isn’t the point – especially with the twist to the ending.  Without that particular refrain, I would have enjoyed this much more.  

Pre-K, EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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