top of page

Sat, 13 July


Better Read Than Dead

Storytime and Launch with Ivan Parra Gonzalez

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

Registration is closed
See other events
Storytime and Launch with Ivan Parra Gonzalez
Storytime and Launch with Ivan 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

The Ribbit-Ribbit Pond tells the story of a group of Croac-Croac 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 an English teacher. Originally from Talca, Chile, Ivan graduated from Universidad Católica del Maule and later gained a Master’s degree in Crosscultural and Applied Linguistics 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 world.


  • Kids Ticket

    Kids attend free

    Sale ended



Share Event

bottom of page