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A group of frogs are living happily in a peaceful pond, until they discover a surprise visitor: a little pink pig. Sitting contentedly on a rock in the middle of their pond, the pig opens his mouth and says: RIBBIT! The frogs are bewildered at first, and then a bit annoyed—"What did that little pig just say?", "Does he think he's a frog?", "Is he making fun of us?" Soon thA group of frogs are living happily in a peaceful pond, until they discover a surprise visitor: a little pink pig. Sitting contentedly on a rock in the middle of their pond, the pig opens his mouth and says: RIBBIT! The frogs are bewildered at first, and then a bit annoyed—"What did that little pig just say?", "Does he think he's a frog?", "Is he making fun of us?" Soon the pig draws the attention of all the nearby animals; everyone is curious to know what he wants! After much guessing (and shouting) and a visit to the wise old beetle, the animals realize that perhaps the pig was not there to mock them afterall—maybe he just wanted to make new friends!  But is it too late?  This is a warm, funny, and beautifully illustrated story of friendship, with boisterous RIBBIT!s throughout—perfect for reading aloud.  ...

Title : Ribbit!
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ISBN : 9780307981462
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Ribbit! Reviews

  • Richie Partington
    2018-11-19 17:06

    Richie's Picks: RIBBIT! by Rodrigo Folgueira and Poly Bernatene, ill., Knopf, March 2013, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-307-98146-2"I don't want to fake you outTake or shake or forsake you outI ain't lookin' for you to feel like meSee like me or be like meAll I really want to doIs, baby, be friends with you"-- Bob Dylan (1964)"But again, all the little pig said was...'Ribbit!'"News of the little pig who thought he was a frog spread fast, and all the animals hurried to the pond to see the visitor..."'This new relative of yours is a little pink!' said the raccoon."'He's no relation of ours!' declared the frogs."'He certainly sounds like a frog...' said the weasel."'Why would a pig want to be a frog?' said the parrot."'And what's wrong with being a frog, may we ask?' exclaimed the frogs."Everyone started shouting at each other, completely ignoring the little pig......who just sat their practicing his'Ribbit!'"The world can always use another good friendship story, and this one -- about the little pink pig who one day mysteriously appears on a rock at the frog pond and says (What did he say?) is a really great one. It's got that perfect audience join-in hook. And it has an absolutely joyful ending. What more could we ask for? Oh, yeah. That too: very well-drawn animal characters and a wise old beetle to clue them all in on which way is up. But the best parts of the illustrations are the frogs themselves. With dozens of expressive frogs who are different from one, I get such a kick out of looking from frog to frog to frog as they all freak out over what the little pink pig says. (What does he say?) The ending is not only joyful; it is a very fun surprise.Don't miss it!Richie Partington, MLISRichie's Picks http://richiespicks.comBudNotBuddy@aol.comModerator

  • Sandy
    2018-11-08 20:35

    Love this! I think I have read this children’s picture book at least 4 times in the past 2 days. The pictures are amazing, the font is fantastic and the storyline always puts a smile on my face. I am afraid there will be crying in three weeks, when I have to return it in the library. Let me tell you about the illustrations first as they are huge, bright and just plain silly. There are the frogs with their funny teeth, their long tongues and huge mouths and the let’s not forget about the other animals. The pig, his head is huge with tiny eyeballs and a little squiggly tail. The other forest animals have big eyes, raised eyebrows and fun facial features. The text is black but the text type and size change throughout the story making the story fun and full of life. The story begins when a family of frogs notices a large pink pig sitting on a rock in their pond. When questioned what he is doing, the pig responds with a, “Ribbit!” The confused frogs’ question the frog why he is acting the way he is but the pig does not change his response. Don’t you love it? When I asked my granddaughter why the pig said ribbit, she said that he wanted to be a frog. This is another great reason I love this book, it has many great opportunities to engage kids with the text. As other animals gather at the pond, the confusion grows and they decide they must go ask the wise old beetle what to do. Leaving the pig, off they go. The wise old beetle decides he must go to the pond to see the pink pig with the others and when they emerge upon the pond, they are all shocked at what they find. I guarantee that this book will leave a smile on your face and you will definitely be reading it over and over again. The pictures are amazing!! Check this children’s book out, we all need a laugh and a smile in our day.

  • Shawna
    2018-10-24 18:27

    5+ stars - Sweet, adorable story!

  • Edward Sullivan
    2018-10-28 20:10

    Frogs don't understand pig even though he speaks their language. Fun story about differences and making friends.

  • Adriana Cole
    2018-11-17 19:19

    Text to text connection: This book reminds me a lot of “I don’t want to be a frog.” They both want to be animals other than themselves. They aren’t happy with who they are. The frog can do everything that the other animals can, therefore he doesn’t understand why he cannot be those animals. And the pig takes on the characteristics of the animals he is trying to fit in with. This book could also serve as a lesson in kindess and individuality. Altering who we are as people just to fit in with a certain group isn’t what is best. There is always someone that will accept you for who you are, no change required.

  • Brian Rock
    2018-11-10 15:08

    “Ribbit!”A group of frogs hears a familiar sound coming from a very unfamiliar source in their pond. Who is this pink intruder? Does this pig think he’s a frog? Is he mocking us? How dare he imitate us! What does he want, anyway? After much consultation and consternation, the frogs (now with an entourage of onlookers) decide to seek out the wise old beetle for his advice. The beetle helps put things in perspective and helps the frogs to see things from the pig’s point of view. But does the advice come too late for the frogs?Ribbit! is a delightful parable about the desire to fit in. But in a clever twist on this theme, it is the outsider, Pig, who is self assured. While the “in group” of frogs fusses and fidgets about what to do with this stranger in their midst, Pig sits Buddha-like at peace with himself and his simple offering of friendship.Rodrigo Folqueira does a great job reeling the reader in with that first, unexpected “Ribbit!” That simple, single word helps punctuate the rising drama of the story and even serves as comic relief to the tension that surrounds this peaceful pig. There is a subtle, yet powerful, lesson that Pig teaches us: be confident in yourself; and if one person doesn’t “get you,” just keep branching out until somebody does.Poly Bernatene brings this story to life with gentle watercolors on textured paper. He perfectly captures the serenity of Pig and contrasts that wonderfully with the exasperation of the frantic frogs. The dedication page states that, “This book is dedicated to friendship, especially ours.” And indeed, Ribbit! reminds us all that friendship can come in any size, shape or color (or species!).You can read more of my reviews on JenningsWire at

  • Tasha
    2018-10-24 21:05

    One morning, the frogs in the pond woke up to discover a very pink visitor among them: a little pink pig. They tried to ask the piglet why he was there, but all he would say was “Ribbit!” The other animals soon heard about the unusual pig and hurried to the pond to see him. All of the animals except the frogs found the entire situation hilarious, but the frogs were getting more and more angry. The animals went in search of the wise old beetle to ask his advice, but when they returned the pig was gone. All of the animals began to wonder what the pig had wanted all along and it wasn’t too late to find out!Folgueira has created a book with the feel of a traditional folktale but one that also has the humor and feel of a modern story. Told in a clear voice, the book invites readers to wonder about what is actually happening in the book. Happily, the ending ends the questions, but until then there is plenty to think about.Bernatene’s illustrations have bright tones and fine lines. The watercolor texture of the pages and the pictures add a welcome rustic warmth to the story that suits it well. She has also created one of the most engaging little pigs, with a merry grin and closed eyes formed out of just a few curved lines. Pink perfection.This is a look at friendship and also at cultures and what happens when someone steps out of their own comfort zone and begins to explore new things. In the end though, it’s a delight of a read aloud that children will enjoy for just the story alone. Appropriate for ages 3-5.

  • Stephanie
    2018-10-25 18:25

    In a peaceful pond there lived a group of frogs, until one day they wake up to find they have a most unusual visitor, a little pink frog sitting on a rock in the middle of their pond. The little pink pig opens his mouth only to say “RIBBIT!” What could this little pink pig want? Is he making fun of the frogs? Pretty soon word spreads of this little pink pig and all the nearby animals come to see what all the fuss is about. After a little discussion and a talk with the wise old beetle, the animals finally see that this little pink pig just wanted to make friends.I borrowed this book from the library because I could not resist the adorable pink pig on the front cover. But there is more to the book than a cute little pink pig, as the story centers around how difficult it is to make new friends and fit in. The story is very well written and flows nicely. I like how the text is a little off center and some of the words are larger to emphasize the word more, such as “Ribbit”. Also the illustrations compliment the text. This little pig honestly had me going “aw” throughout the story, he just wanted to make friends but no one gave him the time of day. The ending I though was completely perfect and finishes the book off in a very sweet way.

  • Sandra
    2018-10-19 21:31

    "Ribbit!"This sound shouldn't be surprising in a frog's pond... unless it comes from a pig...Nobody understands what's going on. The frogs are confused. The rest of the animals think it's hilarious. Is the pig making fun of the frogs? Why would a pig want to be a frog?But the pig only wants to make new friends, even if that meas to ribbit in the pond like a frog or tweet on a branch like a bird.We really enjoyed this story, that is funny and thoughtful at the same time.The pig looks cute and ridiculous in the pond. But this doesn't prevent you to feel he is doing his best effort to connect with the frogs. And when the only thing the frogs do is get suspicious, he just moves forward to the birds. He is stubborn and optimistic in equal parts. He is such a great character!The illustrations are awesome and add so much to the story.Check out more children's book reviews in my Reviews in Chalk Blog!

  • Jill
    2018-10-23 17:07

    So often we assume the worst about somebody right from the start without trying to find out their intentions. This is true of the frogs when a pink pig shows up in their pond and says "ribbit." Is he making fun of them? Is he confused? Matters are only made worse when the other animals show up and start making fun of the frogs. The situation worsens until they decide to go ask the wise old beetle what to do.When they get back with him, the pig is gone and they all wonder where he went and what he wanted. And in his infinite wisdom, the beetle says, "maybe he just wanted to make new friends." The animals are chagrined with this realization because they hadn't thought of that. And next we find pig up a tree saying, 'tweet.' And on the last page, all the animals are up the tree saying 'tweet.' Great lesson told in a very sweet way with excellent illustrations.

  • Carol
    2018-11-06 18:20

    The frogs were surprised by a strange visitor in the middle of their pond. It was a pig, a little pink pig, and he was ribbiting just like a frog. The frogs run off to seek the advice of the wise old beetle. When they return the pig is nowhere to be found. As the animals speculate on his odd speech and his the wise old beetle proposes that maybe the little pink pig just wanted to make friends. They hadn't thought of that so they go in search of the little pink pig to see if they can make friends. They find him in yet another unusual location, but it doesn't matter and soon all the creatures are hanging out together.This adorable picture book does a fabulous job of showing how different creatures (or people) can be friends if they just try hard enough.

  • June
    2018-11-01 17:32

    A cute pig that appears in the frog's pond and says "Ribbit!" The frogs don't know what to make of him so they go to the wise beetle. 4/24/13This book caused a bit of discussion in story time. "Pigs don't say, "Ribbit!" One mother grabbed it to check out. The parents might have enjoyed it more than the children... 5/29/13Might be a bit much for my young crowd at story time, but it's good to challenge them too. 6/3/14Used in pig story time. Everyone enjoyed saying ribbit! and tweeting at the end.

  • Dolly
    2018-11-18 14:22

    This is a sweet, funny story with adorable illustrations. The theme of friendship and acceptance of diversity is very appropriate for young children and even older kids can appreciate the message. The watercolor illustrations are colorful and oh, so cute. We really enjoyed reading this book together.

  • Courtney
    2018-10-19 14:27

    Read this book to my second graders for one of our Olweus anti bullying meetings and they loved it. I Used it to prompt and initiate discussion on diversity, perspective, courteousness, and being understanding. So cute!!

  • Megan
    2018-11-15 19:21

    Cute Story about making friendsAdorable story with pictures that will keep your child's attention.My daughter wanted to read it over and over. Enjoy!

  • Beth
    2018-11-13 20:16

    Such a cute pig and story!

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-30 16:09

    Love this book. It is a cute way to teach about friendship and diversity!

  • Michael
    2018-11-03 17:32

    Pretty wacky story and partly a mystery - what's up with the pig? The ending was clever.

  • Pamela Hatch
    2018-11-03 17:27

    Ribbit! / written by Rodrigo Folgueira; illustrated by Poly Bernatene -- New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012. RANGE 3 -- PICTURE BOOKSSUMMARY: What does it take to make new friends? That's what the frogs find out when they wake up one morning to a surprise visitor in their pond -- a little pink pig that says only one word, "Ribbit"REVIEW: We all handle surprises differently - and the frogs have a big surprise of a strange little pink pig sitting on the big rock in the middle of their pond saying "ribbit". Other animals make fun of the frog and the strange pig, arguments break out until the wise old beetle suggests that maybe he just wanted to make friends.FURTHER FUN: 1) Discuss how someone makes new friends; 2) reverse the story and write how a strange frog was found one morning in the pig pen saying "Oink"

  • Christina
    2018-10-20 17:09

    I read this book for story time. A pink pig shows up in the frogs pond. He keeps saying "Ribbit". Not only are the frogs confused, but all the wild animals are, even to the point of being insulting. It is decided to consult with the wise beetle. This is a great spot for the kids to try and predict what he will say. The kids could not. However, the beetle suggests maybe he was trying to make friends. The last page proves that indeed this was true. The pink pig is in a tree surrounded by birds saying "Tweet"! Soon he is surrounded by all the animals in the tree, all "Tweeting", but not in the social media way.

  • Nicola
    2018-11-11 15:27

    Miss 3 and I like to explore different books at the library and try to get different ones out every week or so; it's fun for both of us to have the variety and to look at a mix of new & favourite authors.This was a random picture book that I chose. She really liked it. It's a nice book about how people communicate in different ways and sometimes we need to ask the right question.

  • Amanda Yoshida
    2018-11-05 15:08

    The playful dialogue and textured illustrations were well executed. Its always fun to read it to my son while doing all of the different animal voices. I also enjoyed the sweet and simple message at the end of the book.

  • Jo Oehrlein
    2018-11-03 15:23

    Cute book about some frogs who are confused by a pig who shows up saying Ribbit.They consult with the wise beetle who tells them the pig just wants to be friends. They return home to find the pig among the birds and they're all tweeting together.

  • Lara Lamb
    2018-11-01 17:34

    I love this book because it shows children that just because someone looks different they shouldn't make fun of them especially when they are trying to fit in. It also shows that friends come in all shapes and sizes.

  • Kelly
    2018-10-20 18:34

    This story is about a pig who is acting like a frog, and all the other animals can't figure out why. It's a cute book and the illustrations are pretty decent. Mostly I love the pig with the gigantic head.

  • Brooke
    2018-10-29 21:13

    Funny book with a message about being polite to people.

  • Olivia Slykhuis
    2018-10-27 17:07

    Very cute. Kids could join in with saying "Ribbit" on most pages. Love the illustrations and the concept. This pig just wants to make friends :)

  • Anna - Kids
    2018-11-12 20:27

    SO adorable!

  • Pam
    2018-10-20 16:16

    A surprise visitor at the frogs' pond stirs up all sorts of trouble until they realize why he was there.Use to teach about making new friends.

  • Jennifer Heise
    2018-10-26 21:09

    My 8-year-old thought this was pretty funny, but I think even a 3-year-old would enjoy this story about subverting expectations.