Lively Rhyming Picture Books for Kids

Posted on August 31, 2018

by Maria R

Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray

Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray and Jim Field

I am very fond of rhyming books because they are great for reading aloud. One of the funniest rhyming books in the 101 Picture Book Challenge is “Frog on a Log?” by Kes Gray. Cat commands Frog to sit on a log because it is the right place for a frog to sit on. Frog does not agree with this idea and tries to find other seating arrangements. None of them seem to work as Cat has already assigned seats to other animals according to what rhymes with them. The imaginative illustrations depicting the animals’ emotions about their designated seats will make you chuckle. The hilarious ending will take you by surprise. I doubt that Frog or Cat will ask you to sit on an ewe to read this book, but I recommend finding a cozy seating area to read this story repeatedly.

“Frog on a Log” written by Kes Gray and illustrated by Jim Field

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Ages 3-8 | Grades PreK-2

More Cute Books That Rhyme Your Kids Will Adore

If you like “Frog on a Log?,” you may also enjoy these other rhyming stories:

Rumble in the Jungle” by Giles Andreae

Rumble in the jungle / Giles Andreae ; illustrated by David Wojtowycz

Explores the world of jungle animals, including hippos, leopards, chimpanzees, in poetic expression.

Audience: Ages 3-7 | Grades PreK-1

The View at the Zoo” by Kathleen Long Bostrom

The View at the zoo / written by Kathleen Long Bostrom ; illustrated by Guy Francis

In this humorous twist on a visit to the zoo, just who has the more interesting view? As morning dawns, the zookeeper makes his rounds, exhorting the animals to wake up, comb their hair, and stand up straight. Soon their human visitors arrive, and the observations begin to flow: My, what silly things they do, all these creatures at the zoo.

Audience: Ages 3-8 | Grades PreK-2

One Two That’s My Shoe!” by Alison Murray

One two that's my shoe! / Alison Murray

A mischievous puppy’s escape with his owner’s shoe triggers an uproarious chase from one to 10 that follows the trickster canine’s flight over teddy bears, out the door and more.

Audience: Ages 2-6 | Grades PreK-K

What is the 101 Picture Book Challenge?

The 101 Picture Book Challenge is for anyone at any age. Librarians hand picked the titles on the list which includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

101 Picture Book Challenge - Toledo Lucas County Public Library

To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).

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