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Snap!

Shortlisted for the 2023 CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year

Tap, tap tap….

Frog thinks there’s no one else in the forest, but you never know what’s just around the corner.

Celebrated creator Anna Walker, invites us to hear with our eyes as we follow frog on a rollicking escapade in this pitch-perfect pre-school soundscape.

‘Anna Walker has cleverly created a humorous, energetic, and playful tale of a frog’s adventure through the jungle and the unexpected creatures it meets along the way. It is immediately relatable to young children, with its minimal, simple and direct language that perfectly evokes the sensory world of the frog and the other creatures in it. The tactile front cover is bright and engaging, with the little frog literally leaping off the front and into the narrative. The endpapers extend the storyline, and the text is creatively positioned on the page, like the movement of text mirroring the animals’ actions, which adds interest and catches the eye. The story’s pace is maintained by the illustrations and humour introduced by the near misses of the frog as it narrowly escapes the dangers around it. While the predominantly green pages immerse the reader into the setting of a jungle, the illustrations are varied in design and colour and are offset by a clever use of texture using collage techniques on such things as tree trunks, water, and birds’ feathers. This is a picture book that will bring joy and demand repeated rereading, whilst also offering the opportunity to join in with the story.’ -CBCA judges 2023

ISBN: 9781922585387
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Scribe Publications