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    Jump into the new school year with Rosie!

    Jump into the new school year with Rosie!

     Looking for something to jump start the new school year? Do it with Rosie the Ribeter!

    As a part of the Extraordinary Animals series, this book not only presents an educational story, but also a set of worksheets your students can complete that related to the book!


    Content of the work sheets include: Anatomy of a toad, a coloring page, the history behind the Mark Twain story: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and the differences between a frog and a toad.

    This story isn't just a story from the past. It's still happening! Every year, Calaveras County, located in California, has held this jumping contest for over 90 years! People come from around the world to come see the frogs jump. Annual viewership can be as large as 40,000 people!

    To learn more about the jumping contest, and Rosie's story, click the picture below to purchase Rosie the Ribeter!

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    Article by Darcy Pattison

    Children’s book author and indie publisher DARCY PATTISON writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Five books have received starred PW, Kirkus, or BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, two Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book, two Junior Library Guild selections, two NCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book, an Arkansiana Award, and the Susannah DeBlack Arkansas Children’s History Book
    award. She’s the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature. Her books have been translated into ten languages.

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