Picture Book Review: Frog’s Rainy Day Story

Frog's Rainy-day Story and Other Fables by Michael James Dowling

Frog’s Rainy-day Story and Other Fables
by Michael James Dowling, Sarah Buell Dowling (Illustrator)

3.5 out of 5 stars
This collection of fables focuses on debunking foolish modern ideas and philosophies. At the end of each fable, there is a moral lesson, several quotes that serve as examples of “worldly wisdom”, and Bible verses that show us God’s true wisdom.

The lessons include being content with how God created you, not being proud or haughty, knowing truth and rejecting lies, and not searching after worldly happiness but instead searching for joy through knowing God.

I wish that the deeper meaning behind the fables had been better explained. Sometimes the moral message wasn’t exactly clear. Or the quotes at the end of the fable didn’t explain the point fully. Most of the fables are well-written, but a couple of them left me scratching my head.

I liked the cute illustrations, but they were not very polished. The designs of the animal characters are not always consistent, giving them a weird look. I really liked the layout of the pages and the designs on the borders though!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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