Frog Named Eddie
Story and Picture by Gina Thomas
Once upon a time there were three
little frogs named
Freddie, Teddie, and Eddie. The three
frogs were brothers. They
lived in a little cottage in the woods with their mother, whom they
called Mama Frog. The three frogs loved each other and played
well together. Their mother loved them
so much that she knitted vests for all three of her frogs to wear to
Sundays. The vests looked the same but
the mama frog put a lot of work into finding just the right buttons to
her sons vests. She wanted three buttons on each vest to stand for
each of her little frogs..
school the frogs rushed home to finish their daily chores and do their
for the day. When the homework and
chores had been finished, the frogs could go outside to play with their
friends. The little frogs loved to be
outside. They would hop and jump around
into puddles of water and play silly games with each other. On
this one day, when mama frog checked to
see if the homework and chores were done before play time, she found
Freddie and Teddie had done their part but Eddie had not
So mama frog sent the two little frogs out to
play while Eddie stayed behind to finish his part. Eddie went to
his room and watched through
the window as his brothers and the other little frogs played
Eddie was very angry at his brothers for
leaving him. He wondered around his
room but didn’t want to do his work. He
looked around his room and there on the end of the bed folded neatly
vests that the mama frog had made for them to wear on Sundays.
Suddenly, a bad thought came to Eddie. He picked up one of the
vests and pulled a
button from it. He didn’t want his
brothers to play without him so he done this to make them mad.
Eddie threw the button underneath the bed so
that his brothers would not find it.
morning came and the little frogs were getting ready for church. Eddie heard one of his brothers crying to
mama frog that one of his buttons was missing from his vest. Mama frog questioned each frog to see if they
knew where the button was. Each frog
said they knew nothing. Without the
button on the vest of the third little frog, they would not look alike
the family that they always were on Sunday.
Mama frog had picked those buttons out special so she didn’t
anymore and she couldn’t get anymore either.
Eddie felt bad about what he had done.
He went into his room and sat on his bed. He
slowly reached under the bed and found the
button lying there that he had threw underneath earlier.
He took the button to mama frog and told her
what he had done. Eddie apologized to
her and his brothers for doing wrong.
Mama frog explained to Eddie that you couldn’t do things like
if you were mad. She told him that no
good comes from hurting others. Mama
frog hugged Eddie and told Eddie that she loved him no matter what but
to learn a good lesson from this.
Eddie give mama frog the button from under his bed, she sewed the
on the vest and the three little frogs got dressed for church. Once they were all ready each frog matched
and they made a perfect family once again.
Eddie learned to never hurt others when he was upset because he
worse afterwards. And off the three
little frogs went to church.
Activity for Lesson Using Critical Thinking
After sharing your creative writing
story with your students, have your
students use their critical thinking skills to answer the following
questions to write or dictate their story. After writing their
stories, have the students draw a picture using the Paint program to
illustrate their story.
Critcal thinking questions to
ask students that would change your story
to their story:
1.How would you change the main
2.Where would your story take
3.What would happen to the main
character in your story? (Plot)
4.How would your story end?
I taught my paint picture & story to my students and showed it as
an example. The following is a paint picture & story by one
of my students named Sydney.