Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The legend of Frog by Guy Bass

Review by The Mole

Frog lives on an island beyond the end of the world, with Buttercup. Buttercup saved Prince Frog when the end of the world came and now they live together on the island as the only things left alive. But Frog is bored - there's so little to do. There has to be more! He decides to run away and see the ended world for himself. Does that all make sense? Of course it doesn't!

This book is aimed at the younger reader - the 7+ age group - and making sense is perhaps the last thing needed in such a book. Catastrophe Pants though - they're important.

A story that is fun without being blindingly silly and adventure that will still capture the young reader and have them coming back for more. While the story does come to a logical ending it also leaves a big story to continue, leaving the reader knowing there is more to come and look forward to.

The story is also very heavily illustrated with black and white drawings and each page looking like a page from an old diary.

One thing that always bugs me is the younger reader doesn't stay young too long so sequels should not be too far apart but Frog The Barbarian is due out just six months after The Legend of Frog so the wait isn't too long in this case.

Publisher - Stripes Publishing
Genre - Children's 7+, Frogs, adventure

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