Synopsis: A silly and vibrant book about a little frog who finds his own way at swimming class. For little swimmers ages 4 years and up.
Splash! Mommy wants all her little frogs to take swimming lessons. Floating, backstroke, treading water . . . Hop tries his best, but often makes a mess of things. One day, he surprises even himself!
Release Date: 21st July 2022
Genres: Children’s, Animals, Swimming, Picture Books, Learning, Family
Thank you so much to Clavis Publishing and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: Oh my goodness this is such a precious book, I loved it from start to finish. The illustrations are amazing first off and I adored looking through them and know that they will draw children in instantly with how beautiful they are. The story is really cute and engaging and had great development.
As the tadpoles have now turned to little frogs they must learn to swim, all but Hop lost their tails but that doesn’t stop him from joining in and learning to swim. The frogs all go on a fun swimming adventure learning all the different strokes and ways to swim safely and carefullly.
This was really precious and I know children are going to love this, it’s is also a great book for anyone that is going to be taking children for swimming lessons as it will give them a bit of an insight to what may happen in their classes.
This book is such a perfect picture book, with really cute characters, a great lesson, fun adventure and most importantly beautiful illustrations.
About Author: Esther van den Berg (1982) studied illustration at the art academy in Kampen, where she also grew up. At the academy, she liked to stand with her fingers in the black ink of one of the printing presses. After a good turn, etchings, linocuts, and monotypes appeared on the other side of the printing press.
After her graduation she left for the Randstad and worked as a designer. Only eight years after her graduation it started to itch again; she had to start drawing again! Under the name PUIKEPRENT, she tried new things as an illustrator.
Nowadays Esther largely makes her illustrations digitally. Because of her artisanal education, she is always looking for the right texture and a hand-painted feeling. Her prints are atmospheric, with an eye for detail, often with a wink.