Leap, Frog, Leap!
Douglas Florian, illus. by Barbara Bakos. Bonnier/Little Bee, $6.99 (18p) ISBN 978-1-4998-0142-2
Short, slightly tongue-twisting exclamations celebrate movement across the animal kingdom in this exuberant rhyming board book. “Race, rabbit, race!/ Chase, cheetah, chase!” writes Florian as a pink bunny skips away from a green-eyed cheetah; they look more like they’re playing tag than in predator-and-prey pursuit. (Later, though, two fish look a bit glum, caught in the talons of some soaring gulls). But the overall mood is one of gleeful fun, and the animals’ destination is revealed in the closing scene of a baby napping in a hammock. How he can sleep amid all the activity is anyone’s guess. Simultaneously available: Once I Was a Pollywog. Ages 3–6. Author’s agent: Rubin Pfeffer, Rubin Pfeffer Content. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/16/2016