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A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog (1967)

by Mercer Mayer

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Tells in pictures a boy's unsuccessful attempts to catch a frog.
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    Sandydog1: Both titles are the tops in their category of no-word (or few word) storytelling.
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Mercer Mayor of Little Critter fame has written a classic picture book about a boy and his dog who try and capture a frog. The frog and dog's expressions are so perfect, and the final panel had me laughing. ( )
  lisaladdvt | Jul 8, 2019 |
This wordless picture book shows a boy and his dog embarking on an adventure to catch a frog. After a while with no luck the duo decide to go home and are surprised when they realize that the frog followed them home. This book is beneficial to help expand the imagination while incorporating reading. ( )
  JalisaLouis | Sep 12, 2017 |
Summary: A picture book that tells the story of a boy and his dog who walk in the woods and find a frog. They try to catch the frog but the frog gets away so they leave. The frog gets lonely and follows them home and they become friends.
Criteria: Critique for Genre- Fantasy- Dogs don't know how to help a boy catch a frog. A frog wouldn't follow a boy home and go into his house and get into the bath. Animals are made to be friends.
Age: primary
Media: pencil drawing ( )
  hwestin | Mar 21, 2017 |
A beautiful series of illustrations which tell an amusing tale with a couple of little surprises.

This book really speaks to the power of visuals, this book has no text besides the title. As you are looking through the pages your mind is telling you the words that would be there if there was text. I think this would be a great exercise for kids to see what they would write for each page and then compare it to other students in the class.
  fchloe1 | Mar 18, 2017 |
This book will help you introduce wordless picture books to students. I did not enjoy this book because there is no color in the book. All the pages are black and white which I think will make the students uninterested. The book is about a boy and his dog who go on a hunt to catch a frog but have many obstacles along the way. I think students could definitely tell their own story with this book but I would not recommend it. ( )
  Katelyn.Armatys | Nov 9, 2016 |
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