Author/Illustrator: Sydney Hanson
Publisher: Dial, 1993
Themes: frogs, frog habits, dreams
Opening: One morning, Wilma woke up green, and much to her surprise she sat up on her bed and croaked and started eating flies.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Waking up with a frog-like appearance, Wilma proves disruptive at school as she searches for some tasty flies.
Why I like this book: A hilarious rhyming read aloud, perfect for those going back to school! The bright illustrations really make the story come to life! A superb classic!
Resources/Activities: discuss what other habits frogs or toads have that might make it difficult to live in a human world and fit in well; Are all frogs green? What is the difference between a frog and a toad? What kind of frogs and/or toads can you find in your area?
For more Perfect Picture Book picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.