Written by Gloria Repp
Illustrated by Tim Davis
Published by CreateSpace on September 23, 2011
100 Pages – Ages 6+
Pibbin’s (a frog) friend, Sheera (a turtle), has badly hurt her leg. Pibbin and his frog-friend, Leeper, go to find someone who can help Sheera. All the animals of Freindship bog tell Pibbin he is too small and the journey to the doctor is too dangerous. It will be a dangerous trip. Pibbin is small. But does being small mean you can’t be brave?
Taken from Ms. Repp’s website – “Tales of Friendship Bog are easy-to-read chapter books with controlled vocabulary, simple sentences, and short chapters. Illustrations add context clues.”
I thought that this was a really cute story. I love the message in it – “If you are small, that doesn’t mean you’re not brave.” I like how all the characters in the book are animals (or amphibians or reptiles ;) , Pibbin is a frog, Doctor Diggett is a woodchuck). This book is an awesome adventure book for young kids. There is mild violence (Leeper gets hit in the head by a bad toad and Pibbin kicks him and traps him in a box), but it makes a really great action book for young kids. I really liked the detailed pencil sketches in this beginning chapter book. I recommend it to kids 6+!
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