A bilingual story about frogs that promotes positive values around immigration and multiculturalism.
The Ribbit-Ribbit Pond tells the story of a group of Croac-Croac frogs and their arrival at the Ribbit-Ribbit Pond. Concerned about their “otherness,” one Ribbit-Ribbit frog describes how exotic the newcomers are. But after spending time with them, the main character realises that the Croac-Croac frogs and the Ribbit-Ribbit frogs are quite similar. The Ribbit-Ribbit Pond then becomes an intercultural place where all frogs can coexist, regardless of their physical and linguistic differences. The values of respect, openness, and curiosity and discovery are transmitted to children through this story, which are essential to the development of their intercultural communicative competence.
- A thoughtful story that deals with issues around immigration by promoting inclusion, respect and curiosity around different cultures.
- A bilingual design that works as a teaching resource allowing teachers, parents and children the ability to develop intercultural communication skills.
- Beautiful, dynamic and fun illustrations that allow readers to sympathise and understand the characters and the situations they encounter.
Ivan Parra Gonzalez currently resides in Australia, where he works as a teacher. Originally from Talca, Chile, Ivan graduated from Universidad Católica del Maule, and later gained a Master’s degree at The University of Sydney. Literature and education have always been Ivan’s passions, and through this, he has written a book that parents and teachers around the world can use to promote the values children need in today’s globalised, multicultural world.
Garin Adi S. is an Indonesian illustrator who specialises in creating charming childlike illustrations. With a portfolio brimming with delightful characters and vibrant worlds, Garin has developed his distinctive style by working on a variety of different picture book projects. His talent lies in capturing the innocence and wonder of childhood, bringing stories to life with their playful and captivating illustrations.
Interest Age: 5 to 8 years
Reading Age: 7 to 8 years
Hardback: $24.99 · 978-1-76036-191-4
World rights available, except for Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the US.
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