'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?