Bogtrotter by Margaret Wild
Published by Walker Books
Every morning Bogtrotter runs across the bog, up the bog, down the bog and around the bog until it's time to go home. Sometimes he wishes things would change, but doesn't know how or what or why. Until one afternoon, when he picks a flower for the first time in his life …
Bogtrotter will brighten your day. He is an innocent and completely likeable character who will wriggIe his way into your mind and heart. Author Margaret Wild uses a frog character in the story to ask the Bogtrotter a simple question - why? This makes Bogtrotter stop and think. It encourages him to think outside the box, which in turn opens up his whole world. It is a reminder that there is power in a single, simple question, and it can promote change.
Besides the created adorable Bogtrotter character, Margaret Wild utilizes change of pace throughout the story with perfection, and creates the need to reread the story over and over.
Once you team up the text with illustrator Judith Rossell's visual representation of Bogtrotter, that captures his heart and soul, we have cuteness overload. If Bogtrotter was a plush toy, I would buy one, simply because just looking at Bogtrotter makes me smile and think that the world is a better place.
Bogtrotter is simply contagious. I know that this book will become a favourite in any home or school library.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Margaret Wild
Illustrator: Judith Rossell
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Published: May 2015