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Review: Frog on a Log




About The Book

Kids Book: "Frog on a Log" - rhyming counting books for children is a must have for kids who love numbers and finding things. If you love picture books for kids then you will love our full color, full page pictures. Learning to count is one of the basic foundations of math and children's books usually don't include the layering effect that his book does. More than just a counting book, each page adds visual items for your child to find then in the latter half of the book, takes them away again in reverse order, helping the beginning of subtraction but in a visual way that young children can grasp. If your child loves to find hidden objects then this book is for you.

Using the numbers 1 - 10, Frog on a log is a kids counting book that will not only teach your child to count, but the concepts of addition and subtraction, long before they can understand the actual processing of numbers.

Visually appealing with bold colors, the illustrations add new things each page. In rhyming verse, our poor little frog who is sitting quietly in his pond, gets more than he bargains for.

If you watch closely, his emotions change slightly with each page as he becomes more and more frustrated, that is, until things start disappearing!

Frog on a Log is one of many rhyming children's books that Diana F Acheson has written. If you are looking specifically for rhyming picture books for children, then this book will also teach your child colors, numbers and matching concepts.

Repetition is also a feature of the text which has been shown to be really important for young children in learning language and sequencing.

Delightful enough for very young children 2-4 or also fun for older children to find objects that are hidden all over the page, this one of many counting children's books will have your child coming back time after time.

Frog in his pond with unexpected guests.

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"1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!"

Short post, I know. I've been busy making sure all my little ones have their costumes for upcoming school and church events. Weather has changed a bit here and the aroma of Fall activities is in the air!

So, what are you reading these days?

 Review: Why I Like The Book (Frog on a Log by Diana F Acheson)

 Little ones will enjoy meeting a frog who lives peacefully in his pond. There's many shapes and colors to discover. This is a very engaging book for children to find objects and lost animals, like fish, bees, spiders and leaves around the pond. Plus, they'll learn addition and subtraction by counting from 1- 10. The rhyming with repetition is easy to remember with colorful nature scenes to enjoy. My youngest grandson loves this one.

5/5 stars!

Rhyming Picture Books For Children : "Frog on A Log" (Illustrated Children's Books to Learn Counting)

LadyD Books: Turtle

We happened to spot this local turtle sunning himself on a log in a nearby pond. My grandchildren enjoy the Franklin The Turtle series and I posted a review, Franklin and the Thunderstorm


LadyD Books: Morning Sunrise

A glorious 'turtle sunrise' from the eastern hills of SoCal. Photo for Skywatch Friday

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Review: Lunch in a Flash


Review: Lunch in a Flash




 Book Description

One of the reasons we love to spend our money on greasy fast food is because of how quickly we can get it. We don't have to spend a lot of time preparing food when we can swing by a drive through and immediately have an entire meal brought out for us. Unfortunately, when done too often, constantly purchasing fast food can take a big chunk out of our pockets and our health. Lunch in a Flash is the perfect alternative to buying your lunch every day. It offers a way to save your wallet, your health, and your taste buds (because the same lunch menu everyday does get a bit repetitive). The book offers a wide variety of ways to create your own healthy lunch, so you'll be able to look forward to trying out your new lunch whether you're at home or stuck in the office. Of course, our schedules change from day to day. One day, you may have plenty of time to sit down and create a large lunch that you can pack away from the next few days. Other times, you'll barely be able to gather enough time to scrape out a meager quick lunch or sandwich. That's why the book offers lunch ideas with a variety of preparation times, so you'll be able to make a great tasting lunch for yourself (or others) no matter how long you have.

Lunch in a Flash: Fast Food from Home

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All of the above ingredients may be used or just use your favorites, and thread as desired onto the skewers. This is fun for picky eaters to choose what goes on their skewer.

Lunch Ka-bobs

Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese (1" pieces)
Cooked Tortellini
Grape Tomatoes
Bread slices (1" pieces)
Deli Ham (1" strips)
Seedless Grapes
Lettuce, if desired

Place on 5-6" long wooden skewers. 4 servings. Prep time - 15 mins.



Well, sometimes you find a real good cookbook. You hold on to it dearly and use the recipes over and over. You especially like sharing your findings with friends and family. This is NOT the case here with this one. I didn't enjoy it. So, tell me what you're reading...


Book Review


I chose this rating because there wasn't anything new except for the very last recipe in the back of the book. It's true, it costs less and tastes better when you fix lunch wraps, pasta salad and Southwest bean salad. These are the recipes I enjoy and if you're not familiar with the author's tip, try boiling frozen broccoli with the Ramen noodles. Just my opinion but I wouldn't recommend the book.


 3/5 stars

I think I just like to cook so much from scratch, instead of fast meals...

Lunch Box Cake

I haven't tried this one because I'm allergic to chocolate but here it is for my readers.

2 1/4 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/4 c. butter
1 (17 oz.) can fruit cocktail, undrained
1 c. chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients (except chips) with electric mixer til blended. Beat 2 more minutes at medium speed. Spread in 13 x 9 greased dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Lunch in a Flash: Fast Food from Home

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10 Recommended Reading for 1st and 2nd Graders



LadyD Books: Recommended Reading for 1st and 2nd grade


 I try to visit our local library at least once a week. I love hearing my grandchildren read aloud and of course, I'm always available to read a story with the children by my side. I've put together a little list of some very cool books for 1st and 2nd graders.

1. It's a detective story by David A. Adler
Young Cam Jansen and the Molly Shoe Mystery

 Will gumshoe Cam find Aunt Molly?s shoes? Aunt Molly is in town. Cam Jansen and her best friend, Eric Shelton, are at the airport to greet her. They find Aunt Molly, but her favorite high heels are missing! Did she leave them in Peru, or China, or behind a trash can? Cam clicks her way through this brain-twisting easy-to-read mystery.

Recommended Reading for 1-2 grades: LadyD Books




2. It's a Horses and Friendship story by Catherine Hapka

Meg has pony books, pony toys, and pony clothes. And on her first day at a new school, Meg meets two girls who are as pony crazy as she is! 

Pony Scouts: Pony Crazy: I Can Read Level 2 (I Can Read Book 2)




Pinky, Dinky, Doo


3. Humor by Jim Jinkins

Pinky Dinky Doo: Where Are My Shoes? (Pinky Dinky Doo Series)

Pinky can’t find her shoes, so she goes to school with food on her feet. That’s right — food! Then she finds out that lunch will be slipper salad, barbecued cowboy boots, and frozen flip flops. This is one crazy mix-up! What will Pinky do? She’d better Think Big!

The Best Teacher in Second Grade

4. It's about a new kid in school by Katharine Kenah

With a nudge from the teacher, a little girl shares her idea of a midnight circus with the rest of Room 75—and saves the Family Night show!
The Best Teacher in Second Grade: I Can Read Level 2 (I Can Read Book 2)

Trouble on the Train


5. Cowboys, outlaws by Catherine Lukas
Can the cowboy Pablo and Cowgirl Tasha save the train from the bandits?

Trouble on the Train (The Backyardigans) (Ready-To-Read Backyardigans - Level 1)

My Pony Jack




6. The book is about horses by Cari Meister

Meet Jack! Taking care of a pony is fun, but it’s a lot of work, too. Readers can follow along as Lacy grooms her pony, Jack—from brushing his coat and tail to cleaning his hooves. This simple story with irresistible illustrations showing lots of visual clues is perfect for children just learning to read on their own. A picture glossary of terms is included.

My Pony Jack

How To Drive Your Sister Crazy




7. Humor, families by Diane Z. Shore


Do you have a big sister?
Do you know how to drive her crazy?
With a rubber snake, some bubble gum, and a really great hiding space, Bradley Harris Pinkerton shows you just how easy it is!

How to Drive Your Sister Crazy (I Can Read Book 2)

Oliver Pig


8. Friendship, building by Jean Van Leeuwen

Oliver wants to build the biggest, tallest, strongest, best fort ever. It will be so cool. But there are a few problems along the way. Luckily for Oliver, his good pals James and Albert are eager to pitch in. It’s a big job. Find out in four funny chapters just how they do it.

Oliver Pig and the Best Fort Ever (Oliver and Amanda)

Drip, Drop




9. It's about mice, sleep, rain by Sarah Weeks

It's raining, and Pip Squeak's roof is leaking. He tries to catch the water with pots, pans, cups, and cans -- he even tries using a shoe! But the drips and the drops just won't stop. What will Pip Squeak do?
Drip, Drop (I Can Read Book 1)

I Will Surprise My Friend

10. Best friends, surprise

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

What additional reading would you suggest to add to the list?

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