Review of Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond 4


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About the Book

Title: Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond | Author: Ben Woodard | Illustrator: Fran Riddell | Publication Date: June 15, 2015 | Publisher: Miller-Martin Press | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 7 Book Description: Bubbles is causing a stink. And the other frogs are not happy. They tell him to stop bubbling the water or he’ll have to leave Frog Pond. But he can’t help it. He’s been bubbling since he was a little tadpole. Will Bubbles have to leave Frog Pond? Where will he go? And what happens when danger comes? Find out in this fun picture book about friendship and self-respect for preschoolers and all ages.

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About the Author: Ben Woodard

Ben WoodardA spellbinding storyteller of high adventure, Ben Woodard has walked the Great Wall of China, hiked in Tibet, and climbed to 18,000 feet on Mt. Everest. And recently learned to surf in Hawaii.
Ben is active in SCBWI and a member of a local children’s writing critique group. He is a former Marketing Manager for a major corporation and ran his own marketing consulting business. He started writing children’s stories in 2008 and has written picture books, middle grade and young adult stories of adventure and wonder, stories that inspire and educate, and, most of all, entertain. Ben lives in Kentucky with his wife Lynda.

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Spark and Pook Review:

This is an adorable picture book about a frog with a not-so-adorable problem. He can’t stop making bubbles in the pond (if you catch my drift). His friends are fed up with the situation and tell Bubbles he’s got to go. But then something happens in Frog Pond that changes how all the frogs feel about Bubbles.

This light-hearted story has a message built into it about the importance of friendship. The vibrant pictures bring you right up close into Bubbles’ and his friends’ little world of Frog Pond. The carefully worded text moves the story along at a fast enough pace to keep the attention of young children. On top of all of this book’s other endearing qualities is the fact that my three-year-old giggles almost continuously whenever we read this story. That makes Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond a winner in our house.

*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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