The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

Author(s): Timothy Basil Ering

Children - Picture Book

"Frog Belly plants the idea that with some strategy, good communication, and goodwill, you can grow wonderful things." -- PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
Once upon a time, in a gray endless place called Cementland, there lived a boy who wished to find a treasure. After searching through piles of toaster ovens and wet smelly socks, he spies a box filled with specks and a note that says, "Put these wondrous riches in the earth and enjoy." Horrified to learn that thieves are after his treasure, the boy scrounges in the junkyard and conjures a scarecrow-like creature to stand guard: Frog Belly Rat Bone, king and protector of the specks. With subtle tones and bursts of glowing color, Tim Ering's surreal artwork and hand-lettered text exude all the whimsy of an inspired imagination -- and the wonders of a natural world that awaits discovery, even in Cementland.
A NICK JR. FAMILY MAGAZINE Best Book of the Year
A New England Book Show Juvenile Category Winner
A New York Book Show Children's Trade Hardcover Winner


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General Fields

  • : 9780763626112
  • : Candlewick Press (Ma)
  • : Candlewick Press (Ma)
  • : 0.249
  • : January 2008
  • : 249mm X 246mm X 6mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Timothy Basil Ering
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : Timothy Basil Ering
  • : 48
  • : Fairy tales, folk tales, fables, magical tales & traditional stories
  • : illustrations