Oh how I love gibberish, especially rhyming gibberish. Froodle is the word Little Brown Bird says when she is tired of the same old “peep”, except the crow, dove and cardinal are counting on her to continue the rhythm of “caw, coo, chip, peep”. Can 159643922Xanyone help it when they need a change? No! Especially not Little Brown Bird. Crow flies away while the rest of the birds convert to “sliggy” and “zoggen”. For birders and readers alike, Antoinette Portis’s  Froodle  will have you bouncing and laughing, ready to read again. 


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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