Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bog Baby

We ran across The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis by happen chance at our public library. It is a magical tale of a young girl that finds a tiny creature at a pond that appears after a good rain. She secretly takes the creature home and makes it a pet, but when it becomes sad she is forced to tell her mom. Rather than her mom being upset she admits that she once had one as well. Following her mother's advice she returns the bog baby to were it belongs-the bog! The illustration and story is actually quite sweet, but even my boy enjoyed it.
I haven't even told you the best part! At the very back is a writing prompt for kids. They explain it is rare to see Bog Babies, but if they happen to find one they should draw a small picture of it and answer the questions (what is his favorite foods, how many toes does he have, what color is he, etc). Then you can mail your writing into S.O.B.B (Save Our Bog Babies) at Random House Publishing. The book is from 2009 so I hope they still accept submissions because "A" got busy drawing and writing. He didn't want to simply answer questions but wrote a whole story which he wanted me to type. We mailed it out this week.
"A's" Bog Baby
"A's" story. He had a lot to say for a Kindergartner
Writing Prompt at the end of the book and our Bog Baby proof heading out to New York.


  1. How awesome! I'm going to see if our library has this book. Please keep us posted if you hear back!!

  2. AWESOME! I'm going to check the book at our library too. Looks liks such a fun story!

  3. What a fun book! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase Have a happy New Year!

  4. I love the book the bog babies. some times i wonder if they are real. have a happy new year