Frogs and Books


Faced with a ugly "green" bathroom -- a few frogs made it into a fun frog pad.

Frogs and Stuff Froggie Dish
Frog Soaps

Frog & Toad by Arnold Lobel
Frog & Toad by Arnold Lobel
Two original "frog" pictures from nieces hang above the candles with a frog and the soap dish filled with soaps and frogs.  Soap dish and candle platter are Target purchases where we found the candles too.  The soaps came from Kohl's department store-- see close-up above.  Books and framed pictures --“ childhood drawings and Frog and Toad (Arnold Lobel) notecards finish off this corner.  Cream picture mats were cut by a friend, and frames came from Wal-Mart.  See close-ups below.  Book basket came from Michael's Crafts and Supplies Frog Picture by AubreyFrog Picture by Jade
A "buddy" for reading time; or time-out.  This  cuddly frog includes a built in timer.  A unique item from Green Frog Gifts.
Frog Timer
Girl Flower Picture
A little girl stands in a field of flowers, with butterflies of all colors in the sky. -a green "smoke bomb"is part of the crayon  drawing from kindergarten.

frog planter

This butterfly watercolor was created when Deb was in second grade.
frog butterfly picture
Frog Planter
A round table with a mosaic top was found at Younkers -- a bowl (planter) from Target, a friend's frog contribution, finished this corner.
Frog and candles
Book Basket
Frogs and Books
Frogs -- Creating a Literate Environment

At the core of any literate environment is a collection of books.  These Frog books are the ones chosen for our reading basket.  "Read-It"  "Read-It"

To make the book basket extra special I ordered the Cool Melon books from http://www.matthewgollub.com -- they came autographed and I asked Kristine George to autograph hers.  I contacted her from a link on http://www.kristinegeorge.com

cool melons
Cool Melons-Turn to Frogs!: The Life and Poems of Issa
by Matthew Gollub & Kazuko Stone (Illus) Lee & Low ,1998; 40 pgs   #1880000717

The Icky Sticky Frog
by Dawn Bentley and illustrator
Salina YoonIcky Frog Book
Piggy Toes Press, 1999; 16 pages.
ISBN: 1581170424
jeremy fisher
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
Frederick Warne, 2002 (reissue), 64 pgs. ISBN: 0723247765
Tuesday by David Wiesner (Caldecott, 1992) Tuesday
Clarion, 1991. 32 pgs
ISBN 039555113
The Great Frog Race and Other Poems by Kristine O'Connell George &  Kate Kiesler (Illus).  Clarion Books, 1997; 48 pgs. # 0395776074
Great Frog Race
The Great Frog Race and Other Poems
by Kristine O'Connell George &  Kate Kiesler (Illus).  Clarion Books, 1997; 48 pgs. # 0395776074
Frog wore red suspenders
The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders
by Jack Prelutsky & Petra Mathers (Illus) Greenwillow, 2002; 64 pgs. #0688167195
Frog MaterialFrog Material A few frog motif fabrics from Connie's Quilt shop in Marion, Iowa.
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