The Adventures of Almost Hardly the Frog

The Adventures of Almost Hardly the Frog This Book Is About A Young Frog Who Almost Gets In Trouble Almost All Of The Time But Hardly Ever Passes Up The Opportunity To Meet New Swamp Critters Including Two Children Who Have Totally Different Opinions Of Frogs Almost Hardly Learns About The Abundant Rewards And Occasional Dangers Of Curiosity As Well As The Value Of Persistence And Perseverance Our Illustrator Has Captured Almost S Close Calls Vividly And Memorably The Story Is Told In The Poetic Dialect We Call Swamp Talk, The Use Of Which Reinforces The Idea That There Is Nothing To Be Ashamed Of About Speaking Your Own Particular Language Or Dialect, But There Is Much Value In Learning About And Using The Main Language In Which You Must Play, Learn, And Work For The Benefit Of The Young Reader, The Book Includes A Brief Description Of Swamp Talk And A Glossary Of Some Of Its Words The Author, Jim Kline, Is A Retired College Teacher Language, Literature, And English As A Second Language Who Earned Degrees From Georgia Southern College BS 1964 , The University Of Georgia MA 1967 And The University Of Nevada Reno Ph D 1972 He Has Written Poetry For Young Readers Hoggerel, The Frog And The Snake However, This Is His First Children S Book He And His Wife Mary Live In Aiken, SC Where They Entertain And Are Entertained By Numerous Grandchildren And Great Grandchildren The Illustrator, Penny Bradley, Earned A Bachelors Of Fine Arts In Painting And Drawing From The University Of Georgia In 1968 After Raising Their Three Children In The Atlanta Area, She And Her Husband Jim Have Happily Retired To The Northeast Georgia Mountains Surrounded By Nature S Beauty, The Blessings Of Family, And The Joy Of Three Young Grandchildren, She Has Been Able To Devote Full Time To Her Love Of Watercolor Painting We Hope You Enjoy The Adventures Of Our Frog, Almost Hardly.