Five Little Speckled Frogs
Illustrated by Nikki Smith
Whenever I hear the song Five Little Speckled Frogs I immediately go back to when I was a kid and my Daddy would play it on his guitar and I would sing along. When I saw that Nikki had illustrated the song in a book, my hand shot up and hollered ME, ME.. I would love to review it! Yes I have some personal attachment to the song J
Nikki took a simple kids song and created a splashing good time! Her illustrations are simple, yet fun. The frogs on the page pop out at you as in a collage scene. I loved their long pink tongues when they were catching bugs. The only thing I wish was that Nikki would have made a different drawing each time a frog jumped into the pool (where it was nice and cool !) rather than reusing the same one each time. I think it would have been more creative to add them jumping in differently.
I just love sitting and singing the song with my little ones and showing them the book as I showcase this great song for a new generation!
Nikki graciously sent me a copy of this book to review. You can find her books and more information on this great illustrator at
Color along as you read the book