The Bog Baby

The Bog Baby The Bog Baby is a magical story by Jeanne Willis and Gwen MillwardWhen two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond they find something much better than a frog or a newt They find a bog baby Small

  • Title: The Bog Baby
  • Author: Jeanne Willis Gwen Millward
  • ISBN: 9780141500300
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Bog Baby is a magical story by Jeanne Willis and Gwen MillwardWhen two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt They find a bog baby Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decide to make him their secret I won t tell if you won t.But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, the girThe Bog Baby is a magical story by Jeanne Willis and Gwen MillwardWhen two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt They find a bog baby Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decide to make him their secret I won t tell if you won t.But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, the girls decide they must tell their mum And she tells them the greatest lesson if you really love something, you have to let it go.Jeanne wrote her first book when she was five years old and hasn t stopped writing since She has now written over eighty titles, including picture books, novels and television scripts She has also won numerous awards, including the Children s Book Award, the Sheffield Children s Book Award and the Silver Smarties Prize Her teen novel, Naked Without a Hat, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award in 2004 She often takes inspiration from dreams and interesting conversations with strangers.Gwen Millward studied illustration in Edinburgh and now spends all of her time painting and writing stories for children about her favourite subject, beasts Her first book for Puffin, Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood, published in April 2007.Other wonderful books by either of the two include The King of Tiny Things Guess what I found in Dragon Wood Happy Birthday in Dragon Wood Sing a Song of Bottoms Bottoms Up Silly Cecil and Clever Cubs The Wheels on the Bus Delilah Darling is in the Library There s an Ouch in my Pouch Who s in the Loo The Monster Bed Tadpole s Promise The Beasties

    Jeanne Willis The Bog Baby Blog BOG BABY BLOG Click here for the latest Bog Baby Gallery Click here for instructions on how to make a Bog Baby collage for the classroom RARE BOG BABY SPOTTED IN BLUEBELL WOOD. Bog turtle The bog turtle Glyptemys muhlenbergii is a critically endangered species of semiaquatic turtle endemic to the eastern United States It was first scientifically described in Bog Garden exbury Primula helodoxa in the Bog Garden The restoration of the Bog Garden was the idea of Anne, Edmund s second wife, and has a series of different views that cover the spring, summer, and a blaze of colour from the maples in autumn. Christchurch The Bog Irish Bar, Pub Restaurant About The Bog Welcome to The Bog, the finest Irish Bar Restaurant in Christchurch Our Irish Pubs are an institution, famed for the Guinness the good times. List of bog bodies This is a list of bog bodies in order of the country in which they were discovered Bog bodies, or bog people, are the naturally preserved corpses of humans and some animals recovered from peat bogs. A dictionary of slang B Slang and colloquialisms of Possibly the most popular collection of English slang available online, now listing over words and phrases John Riggins and Loosen Up, Sandy The Washington Post Dan Steinberg Dan Steinberg is an editor and columnist for Sports and the founder of the D.C Sports Bog He joined The Washington post in and has covered high school and college sports, two Bog chair plan Craftsmanspace Here you are offered a free woodworking plan according to which you can make one of the simplest possible chair Bog chair A bog wooden chair is a simple portable chair that is made from two pieces of wood boards that fit together in an interlocking pattern. Awful Ways Bog Bodies Died Listverse The Cashel Man We ll start with perhaps the oldest bog body ever found Discovered in the Cl na Mna bog in Cashel in early , this young adult male was found when his body floated to the top of the bog, exposing it to the world for the first time in thousands of years. Buried in a Bog County Cork Mystery Series by Sheila Sheila Connolly is an Agatha Award nominated author, and has taught art history, structured and marketed municipal bonds for major cities, worked as a staff member on two statewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for several nonprofit organizations.

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    1. Jeanne Willis Gwen Millward

      Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials She is now a full time writer and has published over 80 books Her hobbies include gardening, reading non fiction , natural history and collecting caterpillars Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including POLLY POCKET and THE SLOW NORRIS, and a pilot TV series for DR XARGLE She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

    600 thoughts on “The Bog Baby”

    1. I felt skeptical that I’d like this book but my ’ friends Kathryn, Ann, Jackie, and Abigail all rated it highly, so I thought I’d give it a try.This book is utterly charming in every way.I absolutely adore the last page, where young readers are encouraged to make notes about any bog baby they might find and are informed that bog babies are extremely rare and how if the reader finds one, how it would be helpful to send information to S.O.B.B. (Save Our Bog Babies). There is a real address t [...]


    2. My friend Abigail recommended this book to "Anyone Who Believes in the Possibility of Enchantment!" so I knew that I had to get this book and it completely enchanted me ;-) It had been some time since I heard about the book (my library took ages to obtain it) so I didn't remember what the book was about (besides, obviously, the very adorable and magical Bog Baby) and I think that the joy of surprise and discovery helped weave the magic around this book. So, I won't say more than that this is a b [...]


    3. A delightful, sweet, and timeless story!Not only does "The Bog Baby" have a wonderful message about believing in something, but it also has a wonderful message about "leaving wild things in the wild."Yes, the "if you love it set it free" plot is nothing new, but I loved the approach Willis takes here.In this story two little girls go fishing (even though their not supposed to go alone, which the book does make a point of noting is was not a good thing for them to do - definitely reminded me of t [...]


    4. One spring, two sisters don't go to Annie's house, like they told mom. No, they go into Bluebell Wood, to the *magic* pond that's only there in the spring to fish for newts. But they don't find any newts, they find something better! "He was the size of a frog, only round and blue. He had boggly eyes and a spiky tailand I do remember he had ears like a mouse."They take him home and make him a lovely jar full of shells and fresh water, and feed him cake crumbs. They love him and love him, but beca [...]


    5. wasn't as keen on this book. it was a bit predictable and the children were liars. also the six year students were bring very immature, laughing and shouting out and it really ruined the flow.


    6. What a wonderful book, which raises important ideas about the individual responsibility we all have to look after our planet. The narrative is simple but not patronising, and is accompanied by stunning illustrations which really capture the whimsical nature of childhood adventures. After recently having a lesson in how to conduct scientific field work for a primary aged class, I can say that this book would be a fantastic way to introduce the children to the topic of environment and wildlife con [...]


    7. Wonderfully cute, retro-tinged illustrations, and a sweet story about how the best place for little wild things is in the wild.


    8. I found this picture book so charming, I loved the bog baby! He is gorgeous! Which is really meant as a compliment to the illustrator, the pictures were so beautiful and made me nostalgic for my childhood rambling around the countryside!The message I took from this book was very much about protecting wildlife in nature, so often you hear about children (and adults) trying to tame wild animals in their home and it rarely works! The moral of this story was the classic 'if you love it, let it go' - [...]


    9. I have been enjoying and sharing this book with my Year 2 class during guided reading. The story is about two small sisters who go fishing in a "magic pond". However, they catch something much better than a "frog or a newt". They find a "Bog Baby" ad decide to make him their secret. The story tackles the issue of secrets and captured the group of children immediately. The opening sentence sets the scene with the statement "Long ago, when we were little, me and Chrissy did something bad". Pausing [...]


    10. I just have to add this book to my list for it's magical sweetness. The plot is pretty standard: two girls find a cute little creature in the pond near their home and take it home as a pet. They love their bog baby, and dote on it, making a home for it and feeding it bits of cake. But, inevitably, their pet grows sick, and sad. It needs to return to its home. What makes the book stand out are the ethereal illustrations. The airy washes of pink, blue, and yellow transport the reader to a place th [...]


    11. Ideea din spatele povestii chiar ii invata ceva pe copii, stilul de desen mi-a placut, e mai putin abstract ca altele, insa pretul de librarie e foarte ridicat. Noroc cu reducerile de pe elefant. Folosesc paypalul asa ca apelez foarte des la ei. Mi-as dori sa pot comanda si de la alte librarii, dar nu sunt compatibil cu modalitatile de plata.I enjoyed the ideea of the book, the drawings are quite nice, colorful, but the price it`s kinda high on a library shelf.


    12. The story follows two young sisters who discover a bog baby in a magic pond in bluebell wood, they take him home in a jam jar and love him as they would a household pet. But the bog baby is a wild thing and even though it can be the hardest thing to do, particularly as a child, in order to love and protect him, the sisters are forced to make a difficult choice and set their bog baby free again. We loved the bog baby. I can't speak for Alexei on this one but I personally think the bog baby is go [...]


    13. -Illustrations: collage Summary/person Response: This is an adventurous and beautiful story of two girls who find a mysterious creature and try to keep it a secret. They tell their mother once they realize they cannot handle it- and must let it free. It tells the lesson for anyone who reads: if you love something you must set it free.



    14. “Long ago, when we were little, me and Chrissy did something bad. We said we were going to Annie’s house to play, but we didn’t.” With those enticing first lines, Jeanne Willis invites readers, young and old, to turn the page of this charming tale of youthful curiosity that will evoke readers’ memories of outdoor childhood adventures. Making a promise not to divulge their deception, Chrissy and Annie venture through Bluebell Wood to a magic pond, fishing for newts, instead catching “ [...]


    15. This book turned me off in the first sentence: "Long ago, when we were little, me and Chrissy did something bad." I can't stand when authors use poor grammar in children's books. Children will never learn correct grammar if they are surrounded by books with poor grammar. If the author had only said "Chrissy and I," I might have given the book another star. But really, I wasn't all that excited by the book anyway. Two little girls tell their mother they are going to play at a friend's house, but [...]


    16. The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Gwen Millward was one of those serendipitous library finds. It had been put on display on the top of the shelves, cover out for the world to see. I had to grab it.A pair of sisters find a bog baby on their explorations into the nearby woods. It's a little blue blobby creature with fairy wings. They decide to keep it as a pet. Being away from home doesn't agree with the bog baby and he falls ill. Eventually they have to ask for help and fortunately [...]


    17. Another good read in my personal Jeanne Willis mini-season.Gwen Millward's illustrations were delightful and original, at times jaw dropping in their original combination of styles, both detailed and impressionistic. The snails, insects and fern fronds were especially lovely. I would like to have seen them tied more closely to the text in a few places - the hundreds of bog babies should have been doing the things described in the story, and when the girls blow on the bog baby in hopes of helping [...]


    18. Bog Baby is cute, shy and blue; irresistable to two girls who decide to take him home from the wild bog. Bog Baby is kept in a lovely home in a bucket with mud and shells, and fed cake crumbs. The girls even sneak him to school one day- but Bog Baby is a secret from the girl's parents. When Bog Baby becomes sick, the girls finally tell their mother and ask for help.This is a story you may have lived yourself when you were little, and one whose events will be readily recognizable to a child. The [...]


    19. Childrens books seem to almost swim around me at work. Lots of shapes, colors and covers pass under my fingertips magically leaving behind a little bit of love and wonder. When I checked this particular book, the illustrations grabbed my attention. I love the colors and the technique the artist used, giving very special attention to the dust (magic dust) that fluttered from the Bog baby.The story is sweet and simple. Bog baby's cannot live anywhere but their bog and you can only find them in spe [...]


    20. I found this book on a rainy day in Nantucket at a wonderful independent bookstore. I sat down to read it and FELL in LOVE. The illustrations are amazing and the story gave me goose bumps! I can hardly wait to read it to my students. The story follows two sisters who go fishing in a magical pond that only appears in the spring! They find a bog baby and take it homead it to teach children the concept of wild things needing to live in the wildor "take only pictures and leave only footprints"or jus [...]


    21. Instead of going to their friend Annie's house, Chrissy and her sister decide to sneak away to fish in the magical pond in Bluebell Wood. The only thing they end up catching is a Bog Baby with boggly eyes and a spiky tail. It is their little secret as they take him home and love and care for him until he gets sick. The only cure is that he be returned to his home. Although I didn't really care much for the story, I thought the illustrations were sensational. They certainly added a magical feel t [...]


    22. Cute story about sisters who go fishing in the woods and find a bog baby, a special creature that's blue and round and squishy. They take it home to keep as a pet, but it is sad and gets sick in their care so they have to let it go because they love it and don't want it to die. The message is the same as it would be for any other animal they could have caught, but the illustrations, particularly of the bog baby, add extra charm.


    23. A sweet story about two children who capture a bog baby and find out he isn't happy and doesn't thrive in their care, so they must learn to let go despite (or because of) their love for him. Reminds me of my childhood because I was so imaginative (I had a herd of flying horses who walked to school with me and an orphanage in my closet). The illustrations are lovely. I'd love a tattoo of the that's featured on some of the pages.


    24. I've just gone through and 'liked' every good review anyone gave this book on this page because I absolutely adored this enchanting little tale. It was so wonderful and so beautifully illustrated and sweetly told. A must read for any adult or child who lives in the realm of imagination and/or believes in the possibility of magic in the world :-)


    25. Lovely book, the idea of being able to find your own Bog Baby and write about it, even send the details to an actual website is a wonderful touch. The messages within the book, the bond between siblings, the way parents react to things, how wild creatures aren't best suited to being pets and how if you love something you want the best for thing.


    26. A cute book about the mysterious Bog baby. A jelly creature with a tail and wings that look like they should belong to a dragon. Of course he is lovable and a precious pet until the fateful day when its owners have to make a choice. Beautifully illustrated and a wonderful lesson for younger grades. My three year old and five year old loved it.


    27. 3.25 StarsThe cover of this book doesn't do it justice! I liked the pictures. The premise of this story, kids take home a critter from the swamp and try to take care of it but after awhile it gets sick. When they return it to the swamp he thrives. A nice story about letting wild animals be wild! Nicely done!


    28. [Little Girl]: Two girls hike though the woods behind their home and discover a tiny magical creature. They take him home and try to take care of him like a pet. What the girls discover is there's no place like home for their Bog Baby. [Mom]: This surprisingly moving picture book will engage parents with the imaginings of their own childhoods.


    29. This is a beautiful and thought-provoking story about wild animals belonging in the wild -great for talking about habitats, needs, and also our responsibilities to other creatures. The sisters in the story also hide their discovery from their parents, so it's a great story to discuss family relationships, trust and decision making too.


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