This rhythmic story counts up the bugs eaten by a small green frog - and tells how he must let them all go when an alligator tries to eat him! There's a small, green frog on a half-sunk log in the middle of the bog. He eats one tick, two fleas, three flies, four slugs and five snails - and he gets a lot bigger. Then his log starts to rise, and a ...
This rhythmic story counts up the bugs eaten by a small green frog - and tells how he must let them all go when an alligator tries to eat him! There's a small, green frog on a half-sunk log in the middle of the bog. He eats one tick, two fleas, three flies, four slugs and five snails - and he gets a lot bigger. Then his log starts to rise, and a hungry alligator appears, ready to eat the big, fat frog. But the frog opens his mouth very wide and out come...five snails, four slugs, three flies, two fleas and one tick. The frog grows smaller, the alligator goes away, and the bugs and the frog learn their lesson. The bugs in the bog keep away from the frog, and the frog NEVER sits on a half-sunk log!
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Publishers Weekly, 2003-10-20 This rhyming picture book about an amphibian with a big appetite has as much bounce as its titular character's spring-action legs. The "small, green frog/ on a half-sunk log/ in the middle of a bog" has, apparently, an expandable belly that can keep up with his big eyes and quick tongue. He rapidly ingests "one tick/ as it creeps up a stick," "two fleas/ as they leap through the reeds," and so on, until his wildly bulging form comes to the attention of an alligator-whom the frog had mistaken for the half-sunk log. After a dramatic splash, all the creatures involved get their just deserts. Wilson's (Bear Snores On) blend of early learning concepts, humor and wordplay make for a jaunty read-aloud. Rankin's (Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats) sassy, intricately composed watercolors feature variegated, saturated backgrounds that often look appropriately bog-spattered and sun-dried (even, sometimes, tie-dyed). Throughout, various insects and the frog himself are more crisply rendered, allowing readers to appreciate their comic expressions. Ages 3-7. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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