My Frog Is a Frog

By Jack Prelutsky b. 1940 Jack Prelutsky
My frog is a frog that is hopelessly hoarse,
my frog is a frog with a reason, of course,
my frog is a frog that cannot croak a note,
my frog is a frog with a frog in its throat.

Text © 1990 Jack Prelutsky. Used by Permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

Source: Something Big Has Been Here (HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 1990)

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Poet Jack Prelutsky b. 1940

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Subjects Nature, Animals

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Jack Prelutsky is a creator of inventive poems for children and adults alike. He served as the Poetry Foundation’s Children’s Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2008. Prelutsky grew up in the Bronx, and when he was young he studied classical music; though he gave up pursuing a career as an opera singer to concentrate on writing, he continues to sing.

In a interview, when asked where his ideas come from, Prelutsky said, . . .

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SUBJECT Nature, Animals

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

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