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Once I Was a Pollywog

Written by Douglas Florian and illustrated by Barbara Bakos
Published by Little Bee Books
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Discover what these baby animals become when they grow up in this sweet board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Once I was a pollywog, but now I am a frog. Once I was a piglet, but now I am a hog. In this fun, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian, meet different baby animals and discover what they become when they grow up! The baby/adult pairs include: pollywog/frog; piglet/hog; cub/bear; leveret/hare; gosling/goose; calf/moose. And at the end, meet a little boy who will always be his mama’s bundle of joy!

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Three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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I have read this book hundreds of times. Maybe thousands. My kids request it frequently, and I don’t mind reading it often! We love the bright colors and unique illustration style, and it’s fun to learn the names for baby animals in this context.

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Who Wrote Once I Was a Pollywog

Douglas Florian

Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including How to Draw a Dragon, UnBEElievables, Poetrees, and Dinothesaurus. He lives with his family in New York.

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Who Illustrated Once I Was a Pollywog

Barbara Bakos

Barbara Bakos has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She has worked as an art director and a character and background designer for a television series, but she always knew that she wanted to spend more time as an illustrator. She now focuses on children’s book illustration. She lives in the United Kingdom.

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Publication Date:
May 3, 2016