Once I Was a Pollywog Book
Once I Was a Pollywog Book
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Once I Was a Pollywog

Written by Douglas Florian and illustrated by Barbara Bakos

Published by Little Bee Books


Publisher's Summary

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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  • Age Range: 1-3
  • Pages: 18
  • Book Type: board
  • Publication Date: May 3, 2016
  • ISBN: 1499801416
  • ISBN 13: 9781499801415
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Mom of Boys

Three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.


Readerly Mom

Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

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.


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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Douglas Florian

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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Barbara Bakos

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