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The Legend of Frog
on 24 January 2014
The Legend of Frog marks the start of a new series for Guy Bass, author of the fantastic Stitch Head series. It's about a frog who's a prince, who travels to the end of the world in order to claim his royal throne. He rides a sheep, makes friends with a princess and finds lots of uses for his trusty stick-weapon called Basil Rathbone.
This book is completely crazy from page one, and starts as it means to go on! Truthfully, I thought it would be funnier, and more endearing like the Stitch Head books. I didn't like the characters as much this time around, though obviously Frog is super cool and I'm quite fond of his sheep-turned-steed. There's lots of action too, non-stop action really, which means there's never a dull moment!
There are lots of great illustrations throughout The Legend of Frog, all which compliment the text and make certain scenarios easier to imagine. I particularly like the image of a frog riding a Rarewolf - so brilliant! This is a fast, enjoyable start to a new series that I think will get better with each book. I'm intrigued enough to read on, and I hope Frog and Co. have another exciting adventure up their sleeves. We'll find out when Frog the Barbarian is published in summer 2014!