I love a nonfiction book with humor embedded. As such, The Toad reminds me of “I Fly” and “I’m Trying to Love Spiders” for all the best reasons. The incorporation of cartoon style illustrations and speech bubbles give voice to the main character who cracks jokes about fun facts like warts/beauty spots, skin eating, and food choice based on what happens to walk by (not an ice cream cone, sadly). Block letters highlight the main idea of each page spread. Unfortunately, no bibliography is included to indicate the sources of the fun facts included in “The Toad.”
Title: The Toad
Author: Elise Gravel
Published 2016 by Tundra Books
This copy was received from the publisher for purpose of review.