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Share a Story: Frog Storytime


In case you missed our Frog storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own jumpy storytime at home.

From Storytime

Spotted singers by Kelly Calhoun

Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. 


IF YOU'RE A FROG AND YOU KNOW IT (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It)

          If you're a frog and you know it jump up and down

          If you're a frog and you know it jump up and down

          If you're a frog and you know it, and you really want to show it,

          If you're a frog and you know it jump up and down

          (Repeat with: Catch a fly, Make puffy cheeks, Hop into your seat, Say "ribbit")



          Where are the frogs in the pond in the sun?

          One hopped up on a log and then there was one.

          Where are the frogs in the pond so blue?

          One hopped up on a log and then there were two.

          Where are the frogs in the pond by the tree?

          One hopped up on a log and then there were three.

          Where are the frogs in the pond next door?

          One hopped up on a log and then there were four.

          Where are the frogs in the pond so alive?

          One hopped up on a log and then there were five.

Also available in: e-audiobook

Presents a linked collection of ten short stories in rhyme featuring frogs, toads, and polliwogs.



          Five green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log 

          Eating some most delicious bugs -- YUM YUM! 
          One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool 
          Then there were four green speckled frogs. (Count down to no more frogs)

Little frogs particularly enjoy the song "Jumping and Counting."

Leaps and bounce by Susan Hood

Illustrations and rhyming text follow a small group of tadpoles as they undergo a change, from tiny, tailed swimmers to leaping frogs.

Noisy frog sing-along by John Himmelman

Listen closely to the sounds, often very loud, that frogs make without ever opening their mouths. Together they make a concert and you can sing, too.

Jazzy Ash presents a new collection of New Orleans jazz and zydeco flavored songs for kids and families that includes such tracks as "Leap Frog," perfect for dancing or jumping.

This is fun! [sound recording] by Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants captures children and adults with his light, airy folk music that will make you happy and want to get up and dance. We enjoyed the song, "The Frogs" this week.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

If frogs made the weather by Marion Dane Bauer

A young child ruminates on the favorite weather of ten different animals..

One frog sang by Shirley Parenteau

Introduces the numbers one through ten as more and more frogs join in the evening song.

A big wide-mouthed frog asks every creature he meets what they like to eat, but when he meets a crocodile he doesn't like the crocodile's answer.

The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long

Frogs sing and do their own version of the Hokey Pokey.

If you're hoppy by April Pulley Sayre

In rhyming text reminiscent of the traditional song, "If you're happy and you know it," presents various animals that are hoppy, sloppy, growly, flappy, or slimy, scaly and mean.

Frog trouble [kit] by Sandra Boynton
Also available in: e-music

Presents a CD and illustrated songbook of delightfully humorous country songs, some fit for dancing and others for lullaby, the collection is great fun.