Thursday, March 8, 2012

Frog Books

In case you want some good literature to go with your frog activities, here are some of my favorites (Mr. One, Two and Three approved, too :)). 

Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel

These are classic stories that Mike and I both loved as children, easy to read, with good messages about friendship and problem solving.

Froggy books by Jonathan London
We love Froggy at our house.  He's silly, plus the sound effects and repetitve nature of the stories make them great read alouds. 

The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog by Ana Martin Larranga

The big wide-mouthed frog goes along, finding other animals, loudly asking them "Who are you and what do you eat?" until he comes across a less than friendly animal who just happens to eat wide-mouthed frogs...  This is a fun read aloud and always makes my kids giggle, especially when read with a big wide mouth.

Two non-fiction frog books we like:  National Geographic Readers: Frogs! and Frogs by Nic Bishop

 Both books have great photographs of frogs, showing their diversity, habitats, life cycles and more.  Great detail and interesting facts to read more about frogs.

Icky Sticky Frog by Dawn Bentley

This frog lies quietly waiting for a meal to crawl by, then "thwoop!" out comes his tongue to gobble him up.  My kids love the sticky tongue on the cover and the great sound effects as the icky sticky frog eats his meal.  A surprise awaits this hungry fellow...

A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson

This story is a variation of the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  Find out what this greedy frog is eating (one tick, two fleas, three...) as his belly grows and grows.  What will happen to all of the little creatures he's eaten?  Fun rhyming story with imaginative illustrations.

"Hoppy" reading!

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