Title: The Koi and the Frog
Author: Richard Plourde
Genre: Children's, Picture Book
Length: 60 Pages
Publisher: Editions des Merisiers
Release Date: December 30, 2015
Source: Review Request
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Jasmyn
Ponds are the most fabulous place for discovering all kinds of wonderful things! There are plants, insects, birds... and, of course, beautiful green frogs. Sometimes, one can even find fish, such as the flamboyant koi. But the koi has not always been king of the pond. There was a time when it was just an ordinary black-and-white fish. This was before Bekko, a young koi, fell in love with Matsou, the pretty frog. Here is a colourful love story like no other.
This story was so adorable. I loved Bekko the fish and his persistance and devotion to Matsou the frog. He stayed by her side even when she was sad and even when she hibernated - visiting her every day even though she couldn't know if he was really there or not.
The learning lesson kicks in when he hears the story of her childhood and her wish gone bad. A very fun tale that kids will really enjoy.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*