Silly to a Whole New Level

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Children's Corner


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My kids just love silly books.  They like silly pictures.  They enjoy hearing mom and dad say silly words as they listen to silly stories.  More than anything, they just like to be silly, and when they see it in a book, it's license to be crazy silly for a little while.

I'm guessing, if you have kids who are similar, you've shared the story of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  If you haven't, please check it out!

For those of you who have, you have to check out this book that has kept both of my boys laughing for days.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog!


About the Book

This is an incredibly silly book.  The images are just as silly as the words.  While I first thought it was going to be too similar to the original, I quickly learned it is different.

The Old Lady is just going about getting ready for spring in a way no one would expect.  I mean we all start are gardening with swallowing frogs right?  Like the inspiration for this book, there is a sing-song quality to the prose that allows for young kids to be drawn in quickly.  

Why We Like It

This book is just plain fun.  We love how silly the words are and how hysterical the images bring the words to life.  Especially with two boys who love to explore outside, there is something that just drew them into this one and wrapped around their silly bones.

Of course now, they want to find frogs... I hope they won't try to swallow them!


Title: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog!
Author: Lucille Colandro
Illustrator: Jared Lee
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
Publication Date: December 2014
For ages: 5-8 (for reading difficulty), totally could be read to any child who loves silly books!
Type: Fiction



We found some super fun crafts and learning tools to go along with this book, check them out!




    1. For some story sequence practice for the little ones we loved these free downloads.
    2. Origami Jumping Frog instructions for the older kiddos.
    3. Frog Jump and math activities for some movement for the kids
    4. Poured Paint Planting Pots craft

Follow Marissa Writes's board Reading List Children's Corner Crafts on Pinterest.

All of these fun activities are linked in the Reading List Children's Corner Pinterest board.  Stop by and see what other fun activities are books have lead us to.


Are you kids into silly books?  What is their current favorite, or yours for that matter?


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