Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today’s book is a “green” book about frogs. That worked out nicely, didn’t it? I myself am wearing my one and only green sweater…although it doesn’t matter because obviously St. Pat’s is not done (generally) in Japan.
Okay, today’s book is non-fiction. It’s about frogs. It’s called Zurari Kaeru.
Zurari=lined up in a row
So I’ll translate that as “Frogs Lined Up” Yeah, a little boring! The Japanese is snazzier. How about “Frogs in a Row.”
This book’s photo style really reminds of that photo style for non-fiction picture book that became popular in the nineties. That DK way. You know. Lots of photos of kids wearing colorful clothes. Close-ups of animals. Photos of bright objects. I don’t think that style was ever done before the nineties. When I first saw it back in the nineties, I thought “Wow! Looks so modern!”
I like this frog book. I wasn’t really ever interested in frogs, but this book is great at showing frogs’ diversity. So yes, I recommend this book.
The book can be found here.