A Frog in the Bog

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A Frog in the Bog

By Karma Wilson; Joan Rankin (Illustrator)

Aladdin Paperbacks, Paperback, 9781416927273, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2007

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....

About the Author
Karma Wilson's first poem was published at the tender age of six. The poem was ironically titled, "I Don't Wanna Write a Poem!" Growing up, she had no desire to write. But Providence had different plans, and now Karma writes poems for a living when she's not busy being a wife and raising three kids. Karma is the bestselling author of Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More, as well as If I Were a Mouse, Give Thanks to the Lord, and I Will Rejoice.

Joan Rankin has illustrated more than twenty-five books for children. She received the South African HAUM Dann Retief Prize for Children s Book Illustration in 1986 and the Katrina Harris Award for Children s Book Illustration in 1991. Books she has illustrated include "A Frog in the Bog" by Karma Wilson and "Off to First Grade" by Louise Borden. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Praise For A Frog in the Bog

"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."

-- Booklist

"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