Best friends Bunny and Frog do everything together, ‘RIBBIT RABBIT. RABBIT RIBBIT.’ – drawing ‘DIP IT, DAB IT’, fighting monsters ‘ZIP IT, ZAP IT’ and eating. Inevitably though, there are times when they fall out especially when it comes to sharing. But, a robot without a key is not much fun and nor is a key without a robot as the pair come to realise. Then of course, there is only one solution ‘RIBBIT RABBIT. RIB-BOT RAB-BOT.’
The illustrations fill in the gaps left by the spare text which incorporates alliterative word play using variations on the RIBBIT RABBIT of the title to punctuate the end of each sentence. Mike Lowery’s characters are drawn with a child-like simplicity in a thick pen outline against muted flat colour background. The hand lettered text interestingly, is exclusively in capitals with variants in the thickness and height of the letters. This adds to the home-made feel of the whole book.