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Sat, 13 July


Better Read Than Dead

Storytime and Launch with Iván Parra Gonzalez

Join us with Iván Parra Gonzalez to celebrate the release of The Ribbit-Ribbit Pond! The event will include an interactive presentation, storytime and talk about this bilingual storybook.

Storytime and Launch with Iván Parra Gonzalez
Storytime and Launch with Iván Parra Gonzalez

Time & Location

13 July 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

A bilingual story about frogs that promotes positive values around immigration and multiculturalism. 

The Ribbit-Ribbit Pond tells the story of a group of CroacCroac frogs and their arrival at the Ribbit-Ribbit Pond. Concerned about their “otherness,” one Ribbit-Ribbit frog describes how exotic the newcomers are. But after spending time with them, the main character realises that the Croac-Croac frogs and the Ribbit-Ribbit frogs are quite similar. The Ribbit-Ribbit Pond then becomes an intercultural place where all frogs can coexist, regardless of their physical and linguistic differences. The values of respect, openness, and curiosity and discovery are transmitted to children through this story, which are essential to the development of their intercultural communicative competence. 

Ivan Parra Gonzalez currently resides in Australia, where he works as a teacher. Originally from Talca, Chile, Ivan graduated from Universidad Católica del Maule, and later gained a Master’s degree at The University of Sydney. Literature and education have always been Ivan’s passions, and through this, he has written a book that parents and teachers around the world can use to promote the values children need in today’s globalised, multicultural promote the values kids need in today’s globalized, multicultural world.


  • Event + Book

    Includes a ticket and copy of The Ribbit-Ribbit Pond

  • Event Ticket

  • Kids Ticket

    Kids attend free




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