Book Review: Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: Carole P. Roman

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles part of the Captain No Beard series by Carole P. Roman contains a moral, more serious than most of the others and has a bit of science included.

Captain No Beard and his mighty pirate crew have once again embarked on a great and imaginative venture. The ship started well, although a bit messy with crew members normally rich and Fribbet the frog is discovered moping on the stern of the mighty ship.

Puzzled and worried, the crew converges on Fribbet and asks what is wrong. It turns out that it is afraid of tadpoles that have appeared in his house. They started as eggs, then hatched out in what looked like the fish, but have grown four legs and are now all the little frogs those make a huge racket.

Consternation of Fribbet met with an explanation that those things are noisy brothers and sisters made Fribbet and can be fun. Armed with such knowledge, Fribbet is reassured and the book ends with the human crew members are told that there is now a tadpole in their home.

The arrival of a young brother is generally satisfied with the fear and uncertainty for the older children and need for the child to be given a lot of attention, and in most cases is taken by the older ones. The message is that while they are demanding, with a younger brother can be a source of pride and entertainment.

Including the science of the life cycle of the frog is also a nice touch, when was in elementary school there was a pond across the road so that every spring we would take tadpoles and would be a class project to see them grow and change.

The narration of the story takes place in the first person and is divided into a modern and youthful language with the reading flows smoothly, with essential dialogues, and in some places very funny. In the story there is no shortage of various twists that make reading even more addictive.

The goal of the book is to help the child to act appropriately in different situations and contexts of life with each child will have information and activities to explore the feelings of joy, relaxation, anxiety and anger, promoting a good self-esteem and personal growth.

The book offers readers, about the possible improvements in communication and social relationships. It is a break of imagination suitable for children of all ages. This book uses simple language and among the illustrations and rhymes of this book you will meet curious figures, different from what we might expect them based on common stereotypes and this discovery may lead to other, freeing the imagination on the illustrations just waiting to be commented on, written, and invented.

A book that simply says that the world is diverse and therein lies its beauty with the book have a special and unique shape that makes the book easy to browse for anyone, specially designed for the series in a new form of communication, suitable for everyone with a fairy tale about friendship, where suspense and adventure mix to discover the differences and the treasures hidden in each of us.


Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 32 ♥ Publisher: CreateSpace ♥ Published: January 2015 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-1499145977