The Resource Frog on a log?, Kes Gray and Jim Field

Frog on a log?, Kes Gray and Jim Field

Label
Frog on a log?
Title
Frog on a log?
Statement of responsibility
Kes Gray and Jim Field
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In rhyming text, cat explains why frog has to sit on a log, even if he finds it uncomfortable
Member of
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Preschool-Kindergarten The quizzical frog on the cover, seen in more than 50 outlandish poses on the endpapers, signals fun ahead. On the first page, a bossy cat demands that our hero sit on a log because he is a frog. Unhappy about the discomfort, the frog offers lots of alternatives, only to be rebuffed because each choice is governed by its rhyming companion; cats sit on mats, and it’s a chair for the hare. But it’s not just the frog that’s disgruntled. Fourteen gophers on sofas seem particularly uncomfortable, until we see 20 foxes trying to squeeze into boxes (while below fleas are lining up to sit on peas). The eyes of each animal reflect its emotions, including confusion (seal), annoyance (gorilla), and obliviousness (mole). And their awkward poses are hilarious, particularly mule perched precariously on a stool. The clever and skillful artwork is highlighted by the pure, bright background colors, making this an eye-catcher for groups. Expect lots of laughter—especially at the twisty ending—and some creative additions. Pair with Jeff Mack’s Look! (2015) for more slapstick with captivation illustrations. -- Ching, Edie (Reviewed 10-15-2015) (Booklist, vol 112, number 4, p51)
  • K-Gr 2 — Rhyming animal names with objects is a common early reader theme. There have been plenty of cats on mats and frogs on logs. But a lion on an iron? Apes on grapes? This playful book takes that theme to absurd extremes. The story, such as it is, starts with a cat telling a frog to sit on a log. The frog balks, and the cat explains that this is just how things work. "You're a frog, so you must sit on a log." The conversation flows from there. "'What about puffins?' asked the frog. 'Puffins sit on muffins,' said the cat. 'Puffins sit on muffins, snakes sit on cakes, owls sit on towels.'" At last the frog asks what dogs sit on. The cat responds, "'I was hoping you weren't going to ask that.'" The final page shows the frog being squished by a dog. Rhyming words are slightly larger and darker than the others, and the illustrations are as bright and silly as the text. VERDICT A fun and welcome addition to the world of rhyming animal books.—Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK --Amelia Jenkins (Reviewed September 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 9, p121)
  • /* Starred Review */ Easy-to-read rhyming fun. From the hilarious endpapers, where the frog is cast in many poses, including reading the newspaper while on the toilet, readers know they are in for an irreverent treat. A bossy cat starts the fun with an impertinent, large, white speech bubble: "HEY, FROG!" The cat continues, "Sit on a log!" When the frog tries to avoid the splintery log by sitting on a mat, the cat loftily informs him, "Only cats sit on mats." And that's not the only rule. Hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, and gophers sit on sofas. The silliness escalates with each page turn, almost daring readers to keep a straight face, as when the cat assures the frog that "lions sit on irons and parrots sit on carrots." Snarky cartoon illustrations with bright, saturated, solid-colored backgrounds show a squinty-eyed know-it-all cat and any number of animals sitting on their rhyming objects. A fox (on a box, naturally) holds a magnifying glass over a mess of fleas sitting on peas. New readers will feel confident tackling what at first sight looks like a rather challenging picture book. The clear, guffaw-inducing illustrations and repetition and rhyme give all the support they need for success. Mo Willems fans will find this a perfect challenge, and storytime will never be the same.Impossible to resist. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2015)
Awards note
Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award nominee, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10450016
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Kes
Dewey number
  • 823.92
  • E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.G7433
LC item number
Fr 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Field, Jim
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frogs
  • Cats
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Frogs
  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Frogs
  • Stories in rhyme
Target audience
preschool
Label
Frog on a log?, Kes Gray and Jim Field
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Frog on a Log? was originally published in the UK by Hodder Children's Books, a division of Hachette Children's Books, under the title Oi Frog!"--Copyright page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn895388493
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780545687911
Lccn
2014043290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895388493
Label
Frog on a log?, Kes Gray and Jim Field
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Frog on a Log? was originally published in the UK by Hodder Children's Books, a division of Hachette Children's Books, under the title Oi Frog!"--Copyright page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn895388493
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780545687911
Lccn
2014043290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895388493

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