Pibbin the Small: A Tale of Friendship Bog (Friendship Bog Series) by Gloria Repp

Pibbin the Small:  A Tale of Friendship Bog (Friendship Bog Series)

Written by Gloria Repp

Illustrated by Tim Davis

Published by CreateSpace on September 23, 2011

100 Pages – Ages 6+

Pibbin’s (a frog) friend, Sheera (a turtle), has badly hurt her leg. Pibbin and his frog-friend, Leeper, go to find someone who can help Sheera. All the animals of Freindship bog tell Pibbin he is too small and the journey to the doctor is too dangerous. It will be a dangerous trip. Pibbin is small. But does being small mean you can’t be brave?

Taken from Ms. Repp’s website – Tales of Friendship Bog are easy-to-read chapter books with controlled vocabulary, simple sentences, and short chapters. Illustrations add context clues.”

I thought that this was a really cute story. I love the message in it – “If you are small, that doesn’t mean you’re not brave.” I like how all the characters in the book are animals (or amphibians or reptiles 😉 , Pibbin is a frog, Doctor Diggett is a woodchuck). This book is an awesome adventure book for young kids. There is mild violence (Leeper gets hit in the head by a bad toad and Pibbin kicks him and traps him in a box), but it makes a really great action book for young kids. I really liked the detailed pencil sketches in this beginning chapter book. I recommend it to kids 6+!

I give “Pibbin the Small” five out of five bookworms!

I liked Pibbin the Small so much I am going to read te next book in the series – “The Story Shell”!

To check out Ms. Repp’s website and to read a sample chapter of “Pibbin the Small,” and her many other books – click HERE.

Categories: Age 6-9

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22 replies

  1. Thanks for this review. Sharing a powerful lesson in the form of a great story that’s fun to read is wonderful. And being that the story is aimed for a younger crowd who tend to be “smaller” than those around, it can be a wonderful encouragement for them as well.

  2. I love the sound of these anthropomorphic characters, Erik. “You’re not too small” is an awesome message! I know I would enjoy this series.

  3. This one had me at the title, and your review confirmed that I would love this book. Thanks, Erik!

  4. Great review Erik! Sounds like a neat book with great illustrations. Best of luck Gloria:)

  5. Excellent review, Erik! It sounds fascinating for the 6+ crowd. Thanks!

  6. Your review chirps and croaks of adventure!

  7. Have you read Toad Rage yet Erik? You’d like it. This sounds great, I hope all those creatures that told him he was too small help him out.

  8. I reviewed and posted both of these books on my blog. I enjoyed your review and can’t wait to read your review for the Story Shell. Blessing!

  9. Glad to see reviews of chapters books. I should give it a go too. LIked your review and the book!

  10. My best friend is small…I bet she would like this book!

  11. Hi Erik, Pibbin sounds like a lovable frog indeed. I also like the fact that you include a few commentaries about how you find the illustrations in the books you read – they do provide a different nuance to the visual storytelling aspect of the book, don’t you think?

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