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The Little Green Frog & Other Poems

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 by in Books |

The Little Green Frog And Other Poems is a book that every child will enjoy reading over and over again. This is also a book that parents will enjoy sharing with their child.

Barsotti alternates short 4-line poems with longer 2-page poems that will please both the younger and older child. These are poems about animals in the California foothills that Barsotti sees, hears, and smells in her extended back yard, an orchard that backs up to a forest.

green frog5If your dog is sprayed by a skunk would you “bathe him in tomato juice while gagging from the smell”? After a good rain, would you spend the morning lying on the ground, watching “the squirmy, wriggly worms left over from the night”? Barsotti’s poem-children do these and more.

green frog6Animals illustrated in wonderful water color by Carol Mathis are frogs, fly, bee, worms, slug, ants, quail, birds, butterfly, owl, squirrel, fox, horse, snake, skunk, llamas, goat, coyotes, and dogs.

This is a book that will delight you and surprise you.


Review from Parent Council Ltd.

"This collection of poems is sure to amuse and delight children. It is about the animals that live in the forest behind the author's house near the foothills of the Sierras in California. Vivid watercolor illustrations add to the reader's enjoyment. The poems could be inspiring to use when introducing the art of writing poetry to children. Some are very short, and others are longer; all could help children believe that they can express themselves through poetry." 8-10

The Little Green Frog: And Other Poems
By: Joan Barton Barsotti and Carol Mathis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0964211254 ISBN-13: 9780964211254
Publisher: Barsotti Books (1999-06) Paperback | List Price: $6.95 (USD) | Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches Other editions: Hardcover

$6.95 each

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About The Author & Illustrators

joan mugJoan Barsotti (October 1939-August 2010) lived in an orchard, in a log cabin, next to a forest. She wrote and published children’s picture books and was a popular visiting author at elementary schools throughout Northern California.  [more]

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