ToBoKi the Frog was created in South Korea in 1960 by my father.
He wanted to develop an intelligent and pure-hearted model for children, different from the saccharine sweetness of Mickey Mouse, and the senseless violence of Tom and Jerry, which were two of the more popular children's cartoons at the time.
With a new series of ebooks, ToBoKi is now accessible in English for the first time.
ToBoKi is like a young child: innocent, curious, full of wonder, while sometimes prone to laziness, too.
ToBoKi's appeal comes from the pure and happy tone found in all the drawings. Rather than aiming for sensationalism, the moral of the ToBoKi stories is to keep one's mind clear and unburdened.
ToBoKi is a creature who is always learning, with plenty of creative ideas of how to go about his daily routine. ToBoKi has a diverse group of animal friends who alternatively get on his nerves and show him great affection.
I believe that Western audiences will find ToBoKi just as captivating as I did when I was young, especially when I was waiting with anticipation for my father to finish the next series of drawings.
ToBoKi is a smart, feel-good series which emphasizes the importance of family and connections to friends from different backgrounds.
My father taught me to become a person who makes positive contributions to society. By continuing his ToBoKi legacy, I hope to bring joy, laughter and happiness into the lives of more people, as he did.
Perfect for kids: delightful, charming and lovely
A friend recommended the Toboki books and I, being unfamiliar, was curious, but I never expected such charming, graceful art or so much gentle humor to be expressed so beautifully. Toboki is an innocent young frog (who wears a turtleneck jersey) who encounters other animals and people in a series of brief adventures that never fail to provoke a smile of recognition and a laugh. Kids will love being able to follow Toboki’s adventures and to recognize and learn the names of his animal friends. Just beautiful. Five stars.
a very lovely book for kids
Such a innocent and funny book, my son loves it. He has so much fun when he is readying the book. I know exactly what I need to get for my son’s birthday coming next week..the rest of ToBoki books! Good job Chung!
It's alright but can be better
These cartoons seem more like a small comic strip with minimal wording. Though sometimes it seems cute and a bit funny, it appears too trivial. I prefer a theme and more meaningful short story behind it. And it seems one noted. Hope this feedback helps.