Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Resilience of Ribburta

Ribburta the frog is unsquelchable.  She started life in 2003 as an enthusiastic tadpole of an idea, spent several years bounding happily onto the desks of a number of editors at a variety of publishers and grinning endearingly (and fruitlessly) during numerous acquisition meetings, before finally landing with a plop into the hands of the good folks at Spider Magazine in 2009.

With the help of wonderfully talented artist Rupert van Wyk, Ribburta and the Rootintootin' Highfalutin' Ballet Extravaganza appeared in the January 2010 issue.


In October 2010, Ribburta and the Mighty Mysterious Squirrel Affair was unveiled.



And then ... well, there was a bit of a pause at this point, but frogs are known for their patience, and this week I received through the post two copies of Spider Magazine's February 2013 issue, which included:


Ribburta and the Run-Ragged Babysitting Adventure!



Lovely.


Hear the Spider staff act out Ribburta and the Rootintootin' Highfalutin' Ballet Extravaganza here!

Read her first adventure in an ebook here!

And celebrate with me the first decade of an unsquelchable little frog!

7 Comments:

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Maureen said...

I love Ribburta and her family and adventures!

 
At 11:41 PM, Blogger Jackson y said...

you blog is really nice. i am enjoying to reading your blog. thanks for sharing.

 
At 1:22 AM, Blogger Joan Lennon said...

Thank you both!

 
At 8:39 AM, Blogger madwippitt said...

Love that title! And the pics are delicious! Love frogs too! Every spring I get a wonderful frog opera beneath my window and then wait anxiously to see how many babies make it ...
Off to look at Ribburta (what a perfect name too)

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Joan Lennon said...

Frog opera - frog ballet - cultured creatures, they are!

 
At 2:38 AM, Blogger Lindsey Fraser said...

You just cannot go wrong with a frog.Go Ribburta! And congratulations Joan.

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger Joan Lennon said...

"You cannot go wrong with a frog." That is so true! Cheers!

 

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