Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond
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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
About the Book
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.
Amanda (age 7) enjoyed listening to me read Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond while looking at the pictures. She giggled at the funny parts. I asked her what she learned about the story. She replied, "It doesn't matter how you stink or look; it matters about the heart." That's an important message for all of us to be reminded of and it's good to start learning this when we are young.
Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond teaches about friendship and attitudes of the heart, using a funny story with silly illustrations. The story is easy enough for young children to follow and understand. I recommend this book for girls and boys ages 3 to 7.
About the Author:
A 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.