Review of Sky the Penguin Looks for Ribbit the Frog’s Voice

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“Oh no,” said Sky. “That’s not your voice.”

One day, when Sky the Penguin goes to meet her friend Ribbit the Frog she is shocked to find he has lost his voice. She hopes Farmer John will be able to help her find it but he can’t quite seem to remember where it is…

“Will Sky find Ribbit’s voice before it’s too late?”

 

This is a cute, bright and entertaining picture book written by Mark McCartney and illustrated by Jonathan Temples.

In this story Sky goes on a hunt to help her friend, Ribbit the frog, find his voice.  How else will they be able to have their long daily conversations?!  Sky goes to Farmer John for help.  Farmer John could be a bit nicer as he asks Sky for more and more fish in exchange for his assistance, though he doesn’t seem to ever send her to the correct place. It’s never really explained why the farmer acts so ‘shady’.

However, as each ‘voice box’ is found and opened a new animal sound is revealed.  Children can learn to identify animals and their sounds in this way.

The pictures are vibrant and delightfully drawn.  The text is well-placed and easy to read.  The page layout overall is pleasing to the eye and not too busy.

I think Sky The Penguin is a good book to read to little ones who simply like pretty pictures.  There is also enough interesting text to get an older child to practice their reading skills.  My two year old was very happy to flip through the pages saying “penguin” over and over again.  He even asked for “Penguin” the next day as well!

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This sweet read gets 3.5 stars from me!

3.5 Shots

 

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