Publication Date: February 1, 2011
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Frog and Bunny are best friends. RIBBIT, RABBIT! They do everything
together, like fight monsters (ZIP IT, ZAP IT!). And even though they
get in fights sometimes-YIP IT, YAP IT!-they always make up in the end.
Ribbit, Rabbit features an
effortlessly clever text that, in less than 150 words, captures the ups
and downs of young friendships. Combined with adorably hip and fresh
illustrations and an irresistible package, Ribbit,
Rabbit is the perfect choice for the youngest of readers.
Candace Ryan is
also the author of Animal House. She spent nine
years as a special education teacher and now lives in Southern
California with her husband and young
Mike Lowery is an
illustrator, fine artist, and graphic designer. He is the illustrator
of Jo Nesbo's novel Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder,
and is also a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art
and Design. He lives in Georgia.
"The rhythmic, onomatopoeic text is a pretty music, the kind of song you’d sing in the dark to lift your spirits. Equally joyful and engaging—and that’s a tall order—is Lowery’s artwork. It has a childlike, elemental tone, with neat planes of color, but it is wonderfully, touchingly emotive. Best of all, Frog and Bunny have the radiant good cheer of a sock monkey, a mingling of the ridiculous with the sublime for a spellbinding effect."—Kirkus Reviews
“This gentle examination of the ups and downs of friendship offers a thoughtful lesson on admitting error and seeking resolution, and listeners will applaud the twosome’s success in working through their problem.”—BCCB
"What makes Ryan’s text unique is its simplicity... This economy of language makes it ideal for reading aloud or for beginning readers. However, the illustrations marry well with the text, and fill in the narrative where the writing leaves it open."—School Library Journal