Frog Jumping Day Book and Craft

Frog Book and Craft

It is my turn again to share the Picture Book of the Day and today’s is going to be super short and sweet because I am right in the middle of a big work project. In fact this is almost a guest post by my son because today’s pic is one of his faves!

May 13th is Frog Jumping Day, named for Mark Twain’s first short story titles JIM SMILEY AND HIS JUMPING FROG. So to honor this literary holiday we are sharing JUMP, FROG, JUMP written by Robert Kalan and illustrated by Byron Barton. It is a cumulative tale about a frog that jumps out of the water to catch a fly and narrowly escapes getting caught himself! It’s a fun read with fun illustrations and to extend the frog jumping celebration why not made some origami jumping frogs? We used this YouTube tutorial, this paper, and added googly eyes for extra fun!

Have fun jumping like a frog and ignore all that Friday the 13th stuff!

I have discovered some great picture books thanks to the recommendations of my fellow Picture Book of the Day bloggers. Follow me on Instagram and search the hashtag #picturebookoftheday for more great picks!

Related post: Meet my noisy neighbors here!

And here is June’s PBOTD. I wanted to include it here since it didn’t get its own post.

PBOTD Seven Silly Eaters



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