Books by Bender & Bender

RIBBIT! by Bender & Bender
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Produced by a graphic-design company, this three-layered split-page gallery costumes a big green frog in expertly photo-manipulated human gear and clothing. Rhymed captions on facing pages identify the initial matchups—"Cowboy Chad . . . with grand moustache . . . rounds up rustlers in a flash"—but with a few flips, "Chad" can also sport a "cheesy smile" or "pearls on a string," and be a firefighter or a photographer, search for undersea treasure or eat "yummy worms right out of the tin." Printed in bright colors on card stock and given a covered spiral binding, this crowd pleaser is designed to survive heavy use, and the mutable portraits, with their human teeth and fanciful couture, will draw plenty of chuckles. An associated website includes color sheets and games. (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >