Pokko and the Drum

Author: Forsythe, Matthew
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Pokko and the Drum

Pokko and the Drum is a story about art, persistence, and a family of frogs living in a mushroom. From E.B. White Read Aloud honor artist Matthew Forsythe comes a picture book about a magical drum, an emerald forest, and the little frog who dares to make her own music.

The biggest mistake Pokko’s parents ever made was giving her the drum. When Pokko takes the drum deep into the forest it is so quiet, so very quiet that Pokko decides to play. And before she knows it she is joined by a band of animals —first the raccoon, then the rabbit, then the wolf—and soon the entire forest is following her. Will Pokko hear her father’s voice when he calls her home?

  • Publishers Weekly Best Book
  • Booklist Your Editor's Choice Book
  • Horn Picture Book Honour Book
  • NPR Favorite Book Award
  • Hardcover, 64 pages
  • 8.5" x 11


Matthew Forsythe is an award-winning comic book artist and illustrator. His children’s books, have been named 2011 New York Times Notable Children’s Book, an Eisner Award and a Doug Wight Award for Best Experimental Comic. His illustrations have appeared in many publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Formerly the lead designer on the animated series Adventure Time on the Cartoon Network, he lives in Canada.

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