A FROG IN THE BOG by Karma Wilson

A FROG IN THE BOG

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

A simple counting rhyme relates the tale of a frog who eats his way through the bog: one tick, two fleas, three flies, and so on. Eventually, he gets so fat that the “log” upon which he sits takes notice and reveals itself to be a hungry alligator. The frog’s panicked scream allows the contents of his tummy to escape, and out they come, from five snails, to four slugs, back down to the one tiny tick. The appropriately folksy text is nicely complemented by pale, splashy watercolors that evoke the swampy setting perfectly. Frog, fleas, flies, and the other “meals” learn a gentle lesson—the smallest ones stay away from the frog, who therefore stays small enough himself that the gator won’t pay him any attention. Since the counting only goes up and down to five and everyone is safe at the end, this is especially suitable for the youngest beginning counters. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-689-84081-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2003




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