TITLE: A Frog In The Bog
AUTHOR: Karma Wilson
ILLUSTRATOR: Joan Rankin
PUBLISHER: Margaret K McElderry Books, 2003
There’s a frog on the log
in the middle of the bog.
A small, green frog
on a half-sunk log
in the middle of the bog….
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I have a feeling that I’m not the only person who enjoys author Karma Wilson’s stories. A FROG IN THE BOG is a cute counting story fashioned after the “woman who swallowed a fly” story. Young readers will be introduced to various critters found in the bog and they will laugh at the whimsical watercolor illustrations provided by Joan Rankin. Growing up near the bayous of southern Louisiana, I can certainly connect with the variety of life found in the bog. A fun addition to any library!
RATING: ****4 Stars ****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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