Some picture books percolate for a while before I’m ready to unleash my review on the world. I feel that I’m jumping the gun here today with this review but I’ve been wanting to include Oi Frog! for weeks. Imagine me sitting here with a very dopey smile on my face holding a copy of Oi Frog! This book is so great I’m struggling to get it together; here goes…
Did you know that frogs sit on logs? The only problem is, this particular frog really doesn’t want to sit on a log, it’s just not very comfortable. The cat however insists it’s the only place the frog can sit, because… it’s the rules. The cat and the frog then have one of the greatest conversations ever.
“What do seals sit on?” asked the frog.
“Don’t you know anything?” said the cat. “Seals sit on wheels, doves sit on gloves, newts sit on flutes, lizards sit on wizards and apes sit on grapes.”
More and more rhyming pairs flow forth, matched with marvellous illustrations. The mix of rhyme and conversation is beautifully balanced and the whole book is so ridiculous that it instantly earned its place amongst my favourites.
I can’t recommend this book highly enough.
Check out Oi Frog! at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy Oi Frog! from Fishpond.