Not just a pop-up book but a pop out book, Mo Willems, the creator of childrens books such as Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and the Elephant and Piggie series, is delivering frogs to every child that wants one. Plenty of little froggies decorate the cover, but is that a frog leg sticking out of the book?
Mo Williems has made up one “ribbeting” tale. Big Frog Can’t Fit In sums the book up quite well. That is because it is all about how one big frog simply cannot get herself into this book. She is just that big! She tries and she tries, but she’s just too large to squash into the book. Is there nothing to be done? Luckily, she’s got some friends that are ready to help. Maybe with all her smaller frog pals, she will finally be able to settle into the pages nicely—without her froggie foot sticking out.
Big Frog Can’t Fit In is the sort of book that one would only expect from the talented Mo Willems. He’s already made a naked mole get dressed and let pigeons find hot dogs. Why not write a story about an amphibian to big for the story he’s writing? It’s a silly sort of scenario that the entire family can giggle and laugh at.
The pop-up aspect of Big Frog Can’t Fit In will garner extra points from little ones. Pop-ups offer a 3D visual aspect that pictures on pages just can’t quite match. Mo Willems takes it a step farther, calling this title a pop out book instead. True enough, since froggie herself tends to pop out of the pages, something she can’t quite help. Kids who love frogs will have a field day with this one. They are everywhere, jumping around on every page. The pop-ups are nice and strong to ensure that they stick around for as long as possible in the world of children. Fans of Willems other work will appreciate this hopping-popping adventure, and newcomers are not likely to be disappointed. It’s a book that will have parents and kids all smiles.