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review 2017-03-17 18:25
Does lion rhyme with iron?
Frog on a Log? - Jim Field,Kes Gray

This is my favorite picture book of 2017 and that's saying quite a lot. I liked it so much in fact that I bought a copy for myself and a copy for my mom (if you know mom then you know why I did this). It's a hilarious, rhyming story about a frog who thinks that the rule that all frogs sit on logs (told to him by a wiseacre cat) is unfair because logs are uncomfortable. What follows is the cat informing the frog about the rules of where certain animals are allowed to sit. (Look out for the fleas and make sure you ask the little people you're reading with to find them for you.) If you're using this in a storytime, I encourage you to read with panache and infuse the cat with lots of exasperated attitude. It's a fantastically fun experience when you get your audience invested enough to be shocked by the ending (which is hysterical by the way). The illustrations are absolutely adorable (I'm going to be looking for more works by Jim Field I think) and create another layer of playfulness which I appreciated. I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone (but especially those who work or live with small children). 10/10

 

Note: It seems that in the UK where this was originally published it was titled Oi Frog! which puzzles me mightily. Also, there's a sequel which is out and which I must get my hands on titled Oi Dog! (I don't get why they would change the name here in the US).

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2016-03-14 20:40
Reviewing short and long vowels
Oi Frog - Kes Gray,Jim Field

This book is super cute and what makes it even more fun is that is helps children review the short and long vowels. It has a mixture of each so I would use this to do a review and make sure everyone understands the difference between short and long vowels. Great way to teach some phonics!

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review 2013-09-26 17:40
Eat Your Peas: A Daisy Book
Eat Your Peas: A Daisy Book - Kes Gray ★★Eat Your Peas: A Daisy Book by Kes GrayWell bratty Daisy is back. Running her mouth to her mother, again. This is a good lesson in what not to do as a parent. Good old mom is trying to use bribery to get Daisy to eat her peas. Then gives up and feeds her dessert instead of peas, to get her to shut up. This teaches kids to throw a fit, if they want to get their way. My daughter thinks the pictures are funny, and said "Ew, I'd get in trouble for acting like that." Yes she would.
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review 2013-09-04 00:00
You Do!: A Daisy Book - Kes Gray ★★You Do!:A Dasiy Book By Kes Gray

Well this is really a lesson to parents. Kids pick up and remember everything. So, lead by example or they will throw it in your face.

Daisy is a brat. I really wouldn't put up with her crap. Every time she is told not to do something, she back talks, throwing something in her mom's face. This would drive me crazy.

Of course my daughter found this funny. But said she knows better, she wouldn't want to get in trouble.
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review 2013-09-04 00:00
Eat Your Peas: A Daisy Book - Kes Gray ★★Eat Your Peas: A Daisy Book by Kes Gray

Well bratty Daisy is back. Running her mouth to her mother, again.

This is a good lesson in what not to do as a parent. Good old mom is trying to use bribery to get Daisy to eat her peas. Then gives up and feeds her dessert instead of peas, to get her to shut up.

This teaches kids to throw a fit, if they want to get their way.

My daughter thinks the pictures are funny, and said "Ew, I'd get in trouble for acting like that." Yes she would.

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