Monday, November 7, 2011

Froggy Boots Go With Everything - Jill Zabkar Martin

Summary:  In Froggy Boots Go With Everything, Martin turns a boy’s favorite fashion accessory into the prop that fuels his imagination as he wears his froggy boots for one adventure after another. Encouraging imaginative play as it blurs the boundaries between fashion and fun, this sturdy little board book is a delightful read for everyone.  (Summary from publishing company - Image from www.froggyboots.com  - Book given free for an honest review)

My Review: When my daughter Sophie was two years old, we found the most adorable frog costume for her for Halloween.  She loved it and took to calling it Frog. Original, I know, but she was two so we let it slide.  At bedtime, she would ask for Frog and her devotion to it was so adamant that it functioned as her sleeper for the next year until she grew out of it (and the zipper broke).  If you have kids, then you probably have a similar story about that one item, be it blankie, lovey, or froggy boots, that your kid simply could not live without.

Froggy Boots Go With Everything has eighteen pages of colorful illustrations(by Kirsten G. Van Mourick), sixteen ideas for froggy-booted fun, and a picture list of extra things to look for in the back.  Each page showcases a location, activity, or imaginary adventure that a young boy has in his beloved green froggy boots.  He searches for pirate’s treasure, plays at a friends house, visits the zoo, explores the moon, takes a bath, plays cowboy, and much more.   Young children will love the pictures and especially enjoy searching for the small green frog hidden on each page.

My favorite moment with this book was finding my toddler sitting quietly on the couch studying each picture before bringing it to me to read aloud.   As a board book, it was easy for her little fingers to turn the pages and it withstood the standard toddler-inflicted abuse that most books (left within reach) receive in our home.  Overall, I’m quite pleased to add it to my childrens' book collection.

My Rating: 4 Stars

Sum it up:  Froggy-booted fun.

1 comment:

Konstanz Silverbow said...

Sounds like an awesome book for my nieces. Thanks for the review!

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