Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond - Children's Review

Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond
By: Ben Woodard & Illustrator: Fran Riddell
Publication Date: 15 June, 2015
Publisher: Miller-Martin Press | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 7

Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond by Ben Woodward and illustrated by Fran Riddell is a lovely children's story about differences, preferences and most importantly friendship and acceptance.
Bubbles is a frog who has a bubbling – farting – problem and is making the frog pond stink. His friends tell him to leave. After trying to change his diet, Bubbles can't stop and ends up leaving Frog Pond.
But the frogs are attacked by human children and it is Bubbles' job to save the day with his 'bubbling'.
The story is sweet and funny and though the frogs are sometimes drawn a bit creepy, some other pictures are really funny.
Despite his problem, Bubbles goes to save his friends, who in turn debate whether he should stay or leave again afterwards.
I really enjoyed the story and I like how the author allowed both Bubbles and the other frogs – characters – develop.
This book is recommended to children and parents encouraging their kids to read as it deals with friendship and accepting others despite their differences.

Note: I received a free copy of Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond in exchange for an honest review and as part of a Book Review Blitz with Mother and Daughter Book Reviews.

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