Mary Had a Little Frog

by Bruce Lansky
Mary had a little frog.
The frog croaked every day.
And Mary always wondered
What the frog was trying to say.
To freshen up the critter’s breath,
She fed the frog some mints.
And when she gave the frog a kiss,
It turned into a prince.
Mary and the prince were married,
And on that happy day,
Mary asked the prince just what
The frog had tried to say.
“Mary,” said the handsome prince,
“I’m going to tell you true:
When the frog croaked it was saying,
‘I love you’.”

Text © Bruce Lansky, reprinted from Peter, Peter, Pizza-Eater and Other Silly Rhymes, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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