The Great Frog Race: And Other Poems

The Great Frog Race: And Other Poems


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A fresh collection of twenty-eight poems about a girl living in the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618604784
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/15/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 768,911
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Kristine O'Connell George  is an acclaimed poet who conducts poetry workshops for children and teachers. She is the author of several books of poetry for young people, including Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems and The Great Frog Race, winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. She lives with her family in Southern California. Visit her online at and on Twitter at @Kristine_George. 

Born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, Kate Kiesler began painting at an early age. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now paints and illustrates full-time. Kate paints with oils, and her rich style has been highly praised. Kate Kiesler has illustrated numerous picture books, including The Great Frog Race and Other Poems. She lives in Frisco, Colorado.

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"The soft, full-and-double-page scenes are evocative and inviting, featuring a comfortably homely cast of boys and girls. For personal enjoyment, reading aloud, and encouraging children in the writing of poetry—this offering has lots of uses." School Library Journal, Starred

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The Great Frog Race and Other Poems 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jcole7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of poems by Kristine O'Connel-George. Each poem is set in a rural mood/setting and is a free-verse poem. 'Egg' which was a poem about the structure and creation of an egg, the lyrics were shaped like an egg. 'Sunday Drive With Mom' was about a mother/daughter pair that got lost while driving on a Sunday afternoon in the country. 'The Great Frog Race' was about young boys that found a group of frogs in the dark and began to race the frogs.I could definately relate to each of the O'Donnel-George's poems. I was raised in a rural/farm enviroment so with each peom i had a related memory.In the classroom: With these poems I could teach students about different enviroments children are raised in. For example, if I taught city children we could compare the activities of city children versus country children. The egg poem could introduce a lesson about the formation of an egg.
ke141703 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This story talks about the authors childhood. She brings her past through many poems. In rent a horse she talks about how she dreams of riding a stallion who is fast and the wind is blowing through her hair. However the horse is old and fat and doesn't really move. In tree farm she has to pick out a tree and they all look they same. So she decides to pick the one that has a birds nest on the top.Personal Response:This was an okay story. Poetry is not my favorite.Classroom Extension Ideas: You could read aloud when talking about the seasons. Also you could talk about the story of Zeke the old farm dog and discuss what he does thats bad.
jemilie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
SUMMARY:This is a collection of poems about nature and objects. The selection Metal Bucket, is about a bucket which is no longer in use and forgetten outside for nature to take its course. It showed how one day it was bright and because of the neglect, it changed in appearance due to the harsh climate . Yet, it is still there, only changing in appearance but not what it is, a bucket.Personal: This is a beautiful poem. It reminds me of the time I made so much fuss about a certain toy I wanted, then quickly forgetting it once another came along, only to rediscover it later.The illustrations are excellent as it makes the reader think of the old days and memories. It is excellent for grade one to fiveClassroom:The students will be assigned to bring in something they wanted so much and then forgotten as time past by.They will write a poem relating to that particular thing to read to the class