Set to be released on 1st April 2021, Ig Pig and Og Frog! by Sophie Burrows follows two best friends. They do EVERYTHING together, just the two of them, including playing in a super cool, crazy loud, totally rocking rock band! Until Og meets SOMEONE ELSE! And Ig starts feeling VERY left out. Find out how Ig deals with jealousy in this sparkling debut about friendship.
Ig Pig and Og Frog! had my four-year-old laughing so much that we had to read it three times on repeat.
Not only did he like the writing and story, my son mostly loved having two male characters who liked getting messy and eating worms. Ig and Og are funny and loud which is perfect for the book’s target audience, as young children love the excuse to be a little cheeky.
I think some of the story went over his head (such as Bog being a girlfriend and how she persuaded Og to eat different food), but these were comical touches for the parent/carer reading who would certainly know more about this experience.
My son only thought that Og had a new friend, but he still understood how Ig was feeling left out and jealous, so the book certainly works regarding the important issues it explores aimed at the younger reader.
What I love most is the vibrant colours and watercolour details on the illustrations. Every page feels full of energy and we had a lot of fun reading it together.
Ig Pig and Og Frog! by Sophie Burrows
Release Date: 1st April 2021
Print Length: 17 pages
Publisher: David Fickling Books