Tales of Friendship Bog. The adventures of Pibbin the Small. Note to Educators: Gloria Repp drew upon her experience as a teacher to design Tales of Friendship Bog for easy and enjoyable reading. Each book demonstrates a good friend's attribute such as courage, kindness, or loyalty.

Book 1

Pibbin the Small

Easy-to-read adventure for ages 7 and up.

Pibbin is desperate to help Sheera, his injured friend. It’s a long journey to the doctor’s house, and the other frogs tell him he’s too small to go. “You'll run into snakes and that giant bullfrog,” they say. “Black Snapping Crabs might eat you.”

But Sheera’s leg is still bleeding! Pibbin finds a pal, and they hurry off on the dangerous trip, hoping to return before she gets worse. No one knew to warn them about a crazy toad-driver, or stolen leaves, or a terrible, misted swamp. . . . The two pals end up in more trouble than anyone ever expected.

Paperback edition has black and white illustrations and a map.
Digital edition has full color illustrations, map, and photographs of frogs.

Now available in Audiobook

Book 2

The Story Shell

Easy-to-read adventure for ages 7 and up.

Gaffer’s story shell, the delight of Friendship Bog, has disappeared! Worse yet, his birthday party is tonight, and for a treat, he’d promised to tell one of his famous stories.

Someone has left large tracks on the old treefrog’s deck. Is there a thief in Friendship Bog? If only Leeper were here, that brave, strong frog would have a plan. But Leeper is gone, and Pibbin wants Gaffer to have the best birthday ever, so he sets off alone to track down those tracks.

Paperback edition has black and white illustrations and a map.
Digital edition has full color illustrations, map, and photographs of frogs.

Now available in Audiobook

Book 3

Trapped

Trapped

Easy-to-read adventure for ages 7 and up.

Pibbin’s latest project—passing out invitations to the Cookie Fest so he can earn a star—gets side-tracked when he decides to help a squirrel friend track down his missing brother.

He’ll need a team to solve the puzzles and search the booby-trapped tunnel, but he swallows his fears, along with a few tasty ants, and sets out to do his best.

Paperback edition has black and white illustrations and a map.
Digital edition has full color illustrations, map, and photographs of frogs.

Book 4

Catch a Robber

Easy-to-read adventure for ages 7 and up.

Skitter the Lizard, Pibbin’s friend, has been jailed by the rabbits. He is sure that she didn’t take their necklace, but the whole rabbit tribe is outraged, and they demand proof.

When they suspect that Skitter’s cousin is the thief, Pibbin, Leeper, and Nisk set off to track her down. The trail leads them toward Shadow Swamp and into a strange land of super-sized creatures. They’re far from Friendship Bog, and Pibbin is hoping they won’t run into the monster of Shadow Swamp. But they do.

Paperback edition has black and white illustrations and a map.
Digital edition has full color illustrations, map, and photographs of frogs.

Book 5

Trapped

The Stranger's Secret

Easy-to-read adventure for ages 7 and up.

A bad storm whips through Friendship Bog, and afterward, Pibbin discovers an injured Green Frog floating past Dip's Bridge. The frog, Riff, carries a mysterious bundle and has frightening memories. Pibbin pulls Riff ashore and tells himself that now, since Riff is safe in Friendship Bog, he can join Leeper on the work party trip. Can’t he?  

But who will take care of Riff? And who will talk to the terrible Thing? And who will rescue Sis? Pibbin thinks these questions through and realizes that he has made a promise. He’d better keep it.

Paperback edition has black and white illustrations and a map.
Digital edition has full color illustrations, map, and photographs of frogs.

Book 6

Trapped

Trouble with Zee

Easy-to-read adventure for ages 7 and up.

Pibbin’s friend, Leeper, is sure it will be a fine adventure to go and help Uncle Zee with his farm, but the idea worries Pibbin.  Even though their friends warn them not to go, Leeper says it will be okay, and Riff wants to come along too, so finally Pibbin agrees to join them.
When Zee turns out to be a hateful Captain rather than a kindly uncle, all Pibbin wants to do is escape. He has a great plan. But then he has to decide what to do about Leeper. How can he leave his pal behind?

Paperback edition has black and white illustrations and a map.
Digital edition has full color illustrations, map, and photographs of frogs.

Book 7

Trapped

A Day for Courage

Easy-to-read adventure for ages 7 and up.

Keena, the greedy lizard-queen, is determined to rule Friendship Bog, so she returns with an army of lizards. Her first attack brings an odd sleeping sickness to the young rabbits, and Pibbin and Leeper take another trip to Shadow Swamp to find the gummy-bark cure. Disturbing news greets their return: the Leaders of Friendship Bog have decided that Keena must be stopped.

Pibbin knows he’s too small to fight lizards, but one of the Leaders, Carpenter Frog, is missing, so he decides to look for his friend. And before he can hop any further, he finds himself caught up in the biggest adventure of his life

Paperback edition has black and white illustrations and a map.
Digital edition has full color illustrations, map, and photographs of frogs.

Note: Black and white illustrations appear in the paperback edition.
Color illustrations appear in digital readers or tablets that support color.

   

    

    

 

Digital editions of Pibbin's adventures have frog photos!



Map of Friendship Bog

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