Freckles' Best Ribbit

A funny children's book about a determined, little frog who cannot get his 'ribbit' out.

Children - Picture Book
36 Pages
Reviewed on 07/05/2024
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Lori Rotter's Freckles' Best Ribbit follows the story of an adorable little frog named Freckles. The tryouts for the yearly Spring Chorus will be held tonight, and everyone is ready to give of their best. But Freckles the Frog isn't one of them. He feels his ribbit is not right. When he tries to ribbit, a sneeze comes out. On Georgie's advice, he blows his nose and tries again. This time, hiccups come out. His friend Cece tells him to lick a lemon to get rid of the hiccups, only now, Freckles emits squeaks. Doc Mookie takes over and tells Freckles to sip water slowly. Soon, Freckles starts making a unique sound, a croak, the likes of which no one had heard before. Now, he is ready for this year's Spring Chorus.

Freckles' Best Ribbit is a wholesome tale with a gentle message about self-love while celebrating the distinctive qualities that make each of us unique. Accepting one's own quirks makes an individual confident and empowered to pursue their dreams, beautifully shown in this story about a young frog. Using catchy rhymes and a bunch of cute animals as the main characters, Lori Rotter spins a funny and delightful yarn for children. There are lots of humorous moments in the story. Young readers will find it easy to relate to Freckles. His antics are funny as well as heartwarming. I loved how Freckles' friends came together to help him in his time of need. The colorful illustrations by Vaughan Duck are another enthralling addition to the book. In conclusion, if you're looking for a fun-filled picture book for kids, you won't go wrong with this one!

Demetria Head

In Freckles' Best Ribbit, Lori Rotter crafts a delightful tale that celebrates the power of perseverance and friendship, making it a perfect addition to any child's bookshelf. Young readers will be drawn to Freckles' charming personality and his determination to overcome obstacles, fostering a sense of resilience and self-confidence. The engaging storyline, filled with humorous moments and heartwarming interactions, will keep children eagerly turning pages as they root for Freckles to find his ribbit. With the help of his friends, Georgie, CeCe, and Mookie, Freckles takes readers along with him as he works hard to find his voice, even if it isn’t like the other frogs. Rotter's writing is accessible and engaging, making it easy for children to connect with the characters and the message of embracing one's uniqueness and talents.

One of the standout features of Freckles' Best Ribbit is its vibrant and expressive illustrations by Vaughan Duck. The colorful artwork brings Freckles' world to life, capturing the whimsy and excitement of his journey with vivid detail. Children will be captivated by Vaughan Duck's playful depiction of Freckles and his friends, enhancing their enjoyment of the story and fostering their imagination. With its relatable characters, engaging storyline, and charming illustrations, Freckles' Best Ribbit is sure to captivate young readers and inspire them to embrace their own individuality with confidence and joy. Lori Rotter’s fun and whimsical story of Freckles will surely have children reading it during playtime, bathtime, and bedtime! Parents should definitely add Freckles’ Best Ribbit to their bookshelves.

Laura Imaz

Lori Rotter's Freckles' Best Ribbit tells the story of Freckles, an adorable frog who was concerned about the forthcoming Spring Chorus tryouts. They were held in the forest each year, and every animal eagerly anticipated them; so what was Freckles' problem? He could not ribbit like the other frogs! Freckles was determined to discover his own sound, which began with a sneeze and progressed via hiccups and squeaks. After speaking with several buddies and attempting various cures, he ultimately managed to release a distinct sound. However, will he be confident enough to enroll in the choir auditions? Grab this book and embark on a magnificent journey of self-love and confidence with this cute frog.

Freckles' Best Ribbit takes young readers on a journey that emphasizes the value of resilience and self-acceptance. I appreciated how relatable this frog's journey is to all readers, since who hasn't felt like an outcast for being a little different from the norm? Lori Rotter has an excellent approach to encouraging youngsters to embrace their individuality and be confident in their genuine selves. I enjoyed Freckles' reliance on his pals to help him along the way since everyone needs to seek assistance from others at times. Vaughan Duck's bright graphics and emotive characters add to the enjoyment of reading this book. The last educational section is also a wonderful touch. I would highly recommend this book to any parent who wants to instill confidence in their children while having fun.