A Frog in the Bog
Publication Date: September 1, 2003
There's a small, hungry frog sitting on the log in the middle of the bog.
He flicks ONE tick off of a stick.
He sees TWO fleas in the reeds.
He spies THREE flies buzzing in the skies.
The frog is feeling pretty fine, but then...
the log in the middle of the bog starts to rise....
What a surprise!
Karma Wilson’s picture books include the international bestseller Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger, all illustrated by Jane Chapman; A Frog in the Bog, illustrated by Joan Rankin; Hilda Must Be Dancing and Bear Hugs, illustrated by Suzanne Watts; and Who Goes There?, illustrated by Anna Currey. She lives with her family in Fortine, Montana. Visit Karma at KarmaWilson.com.
"The tautly told tale, dramatic surprise, and appropriate comeuppance for the protagonist will delight young listeners."
-- Horn Book Guide
"Wilson's bouncy, humorous verses mesh well with Rankin's cartoonlike, watercolor illustrations, which fairly teem with visual asides."
"This imaginative counting book will keep children laughing...."
-- School Library Journal
"Wilson's blend of early learning concepts, humor, and wordplay make for a jaunty read-aloud."
-- Publishers Weekly, starred review