'Tis the season for frogs, apparently. We have a TON of them in our backyard. It's a little crazy. The kids are loving it, though! And, I have to admit, this little guy is pretty cute! :)


I was thinking about what to paint next. I was thumbing through this children's book of poetry that we picked up from the library and thought it'd be a great idea to pick a random poem to try to illustrate. I found this one (I think it's a sign - ha!):

The Frog by Hilaire Belloc

Be kind and tender to the Frog,

   And do not call him names,

As "Slimy skin," or "Polly-wog,"

   Or likewise "Ugly James,"

Or "Gape-a-grin," or "Toad-gone-wrong,"

   Or "Billy Bandy-knees":

The Frog is justly sensitive

   To epithets like these.

No animal will more repay

   A treatment kind and fair;

At least so lonely people say

Who keep a frog (and, by the way,

   They are extremely rare).


I think "Toad-gone-wrong" is my favorite! Anyway, here's my little frog illustration. I think he might be adorable with a glitter crown. What do you think?