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The Croaky Pokey!
by Ethan Long
Ethan Long, Illustrator

Paperback | 32 pages | 10 x 10 | US$ 6.95
ISBN: 9780823424290 | 01-01-2012

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 2 to 6

Themes: Music, Song & Theater, Rhyme & Alliteration, Preschool
Recommendations: K, PW, SLJ

About the Book
Put your right hand in,
Put your right hand out,
Put your right hand in,
And wave it all about,
Hop the Croakey Pokey
As flies buzz all around,
Right in the froggy's mouth!

Don't miss the froggy fun in this hopping and bopping version of a favorite traditional song and game, just right for preschoolers.


"As implied by the title, the [traditional song] takes on a decidedly amphibian tone in this sprightly, cheerful selection, which is filled to the brim with kid appeal. . . . Children will giggle throughout, especially at the surprise ending, and will be singing and dancing along in seconds flat. A nice choice for school and home and a good choice for reluctant readers, full of energy, humor and fun."—Kirkus Reviews

"A nifty little comedy about best-laid plans. . . . Long has a gift for conveying manic, obsessive personalities (he's a master of the googly eye), and he has found a great match in a song of relentless, rote cheeriness.—Publishers Weekly

"Long's energetic illustrations are done in watercolor and colored pencil, and their cartoonish style adds to the fun."—School Library Journal

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Reproducible drawing and music match activity sheet.