Home  |  Authors  |  Books  |  Stories  |  What's New  |  How to Get Involved 
   T h e   B a l d w i n   P r o j e c t
     Bringing Yesterday's Classics to Today's Children                 @mainlesson.com
Search This Site Only
The Bad Child's Book of Beasts by  Hilaire Belloc

[Illustration] Hundreds of additional titles available for online reading when you join Gateway to the Classics

Learn More





Be kind and tender to the Frog,

And do not call him names,

As "Slimy skin" or "Polly-wog,"

Or likewise "Ugly James,"

Or "Gap-a-grin," or "Toad-gone-wrong,"

Or "Billy Bandy-knees":


The Frog is justly sensitive

To epithets like these.

No animal will more repay

A treatment kind and fair;

At least so lonely people say


Who keep a frog (and by the way,

They are extremely rare).


"OH! MY!"

 Table of Contents  |  Index  | Previous: The Rhinoceros 
Copyright (c) 2000-2017 Yesterday's Classics, LLC. All Rights Reserved.