I Hear Spring! Huh?

10 May I Hear Spring! Huh?

They’re here!  Have you heard them?  Besides the first robin, daffodils, and forsythia in bloom there’s one sure way I know that spring has really sprung. It’s one of my favorite sounds. Spring peepers! The spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) is a small chorus frog widespread throughout the eastern United States and Canada. Their chirping call marks the beginning of spring. If you’re outside near lakes, ponds, low lying areas at dusk, you’re bound to hear these little beauties.

When I was a children’s librarian I had a frog storytime every year. It was one of my favorites. We’d make all sorts of froggy sounds, read froggy books, sing froggy songs, and make a great froggy craft. One year we even raised tadpoles!  I encourage you to get out and take a walk through any of our great county parks or down a quiet country road and listen for these critters. Click the arrow below to hear them now.

Here’s some of my most beloved frog books. Borrow one today, you’ll have a great time sharing these with your favorite little people. Titles with stars are my favorite read-alouds.

  1. The Wide-Mouthed Frog : a pop-up book**
  2. One Frog Sang**
  3. A Frog Thing
  4. Jump, Frog, Jump!
  5. Green Wilma
  6. Snog the Frog
  7. Little Tad Grows Up
  8. The Frog with the Big Mouth**
  9. Tadpole Rex
  10. Finklehopper Frog