Once There Was A Bull...(frog): Adventures in Compound Words
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Once There Was A Bull...(frog): Adventures in Compound Words

by Rick Walton, Greg Hally
     
 

Once there was a Bull...(Frog) is an endearing story of a frog who lost his hop. He looks for it everywhere: under a toad...(stool), behind a dog...(house), and under a hedge...(hog), but it's nowhere to be found. He has a cow...(boy) throw him high in the sky, but he lands in a field of straw...(berries). Thanks to a diamond...(back rattlesnake), he regains

Overview

Once there was a Bull...(Frog) is an endearing story of a frog who lost his hop. He looks for it everywhere: under a toad...(stool), behind a dog...(house), and under a hedge...(hog), but it's nowhere to be found. He has a cow...(boy) throw him high in the sky, but he lands in a field of straw...(berries). Thanks to a diamond...(back rattlesnake), he regains his hop.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423620808
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Learning Activities

A Closer Look:

Some common compound words are

airport

baseball

breakfast

butterfly

cowboy

driveway

goldfish

highlight

homework

ladybug

mailbox

newspaper

outside

pancakepopcorn

rainbow

sandbox

sunburn

toolbox

waterfall

Now It’s Your Turn!

Compound Skits

Choose a compound word from the list or think of another compound word that you know. Prepare a short skit that describes the word. You may choose to pretend to be the compound word, or you may choose to pretend that you are doing something with the compound word. For example, you may pretend to be a butterfly, or you may pretend that you are chasing a butterfly. Present your skit for some friends. Can anyone guess which compound word you chose?

Meet the Author

Rick Walton is the author of dozens of books for kids, including his popular books introducing language arts concepts: Once There Was a Bullfrog, Why the Banana Split, and Herd of Cows Flock of Sheep. He often plays his guitar happily. Rick and his family live in Provo, Utah. For more info visit www.rickwalton.com

Illustrator Greg Hally established his career in New York City. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators and the Art Directors of Salt Lale City where he currently lives. His work has been commissioned by Xerox, Los Angeles Times, American Express, Visa Gold, Chemical bank, Bank of America and many others.

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