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‘A real hoot’ Red Reading Hub enjoys two new picture books and recalls a real Indian frog rain!

Jill at Red Reading Hub recently enjoyed reading our two new picture books and relates an amazing real story about frogs raining down in India!

Not Yet a Yeti by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Tony Neal

An offbeat tale of having the courage to be yourself and acceptance that manages to include the creature that seems to be every young child’s favourite at present – the unicorn. For this reason, if nothing else, it’s likely to become a crowd pleaser. Tony Neal’s entire family of yetis are, despite their claims, thoroughly unscary and totally likeable creatures as is George himself.’

Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos

Crazy as Heather’s tale may sound, I was once in Udaipur, Rajasthan during the monsoon season and as we emerged from a café into sudden torrential rain, it did seem as though it was raining frogs: the tiny creatures (not green ones but brown) fell in thousands from the rooftops of all the buildings. Goodness knows how they got up there in the first place but the sight was truly bizarre.

Heather Pindar’s play on words is a great starting point for her gigglesome story and Barbara’s illustrations of the frogs’ frolics are a real hoot.’

Read the whole review here and buy a copy of Froggy Day here and Not Yet a Yeti here