About Frog On A Blog


Dear Visitor,

I created Frog On A Blog in order to provide a forum for writers and fans of children’s picture books to share their views on all-things picture books. I am happy to receive comments.

Tell me what you liked or didn’t like about a picture book you’ve read recently. Share your thoughts about your favorite authors or illustrators. Offer some recommendations to others. Feel free to introduce some information relevant to the world of children’s picture books that might be useful or interesting. Keep in mind that children may view this site, so please post appropriately. And above all, enjoy Frog On A Blog!

Lauri Fortino

P.S. Don’t forget to visit your local library often. They’re one of your best sources for children’s picture books.

Oh, one more thing-look for occasional comments by Finley. He is THE Frog On A Blog. (For more information about him, click the About Me (and Finley) link at the top of the screen, then scroll down.)


I strive to post accurate information on my blog. If you should happen to see something that isn’t, feel free to write me a note in the comment box below. Personal opinions expressed by me or by visitors to my site are just that-personal opinions and you have the right to agree or disagree.

12 thoughts on “About Frog On A Blog

  1. Emma says:

    Hello Lauri: My name is Emma. I am a former clinical professor of language disorder (with a sub specialty in reading). I would like to read Findley’s story to a group of youngsters in an effort to raise donations for St. Baldrick’s; it is a charity organization for children’s cancer research. His story just seems like a natural! How may I obtain permission? Do you have illustrations to go along with the narrative? Thank you for Frog On A Blog, it is a friendly & informative place to visit!


  2. Hi Emma,

    I am flattered by your request and would like to hear more about your event. Please contact me via my email address and we can discuss things further: pegasusxi@verizon.net.

    I’m thrilled that you enjoy Frog On A Blog and I hope you will continue to stop by.


  3. Tammy Miller says:

    Hi Lauri,

    This is Tammy Miller from the Interpersonal Communications class. I love your website. The frog on a blog is a cute concept. I will be visiting your site often as I love children’s books and I would be happy to comment on some that I have read. Take care Lauri and keep up the good work.


    • Hi Tammy,

      It’s so nice to hear from you! I enjoyed getting to know you and the rest of our classmates through our Bag Presentations. I hope you will continue to stop by Frog on a Blog and leave comments. Book recommendations are appreciated as well. Oh, and if you know any other picture book fans, please tell them about Frog on a Blog. I am always looking for more visitors.


    • Thanks, Tara! It’s nice to meet a fellow picture book (and frog) lover as well as a kid lit blogger. You have a great blog site (I had to check it out, you know) and a great sense of humor. Congratulations on your forthcoming picture books. I’ll keep an eye out for them. Hey, maybe you can work something out with your local library-trade an author visit for the waiving of late fees. 🙂
      Thanks for commenting, and feel free to stop by again.


  4. I have written a children’s book for my stepson and am stuck as far as illustration methods. I was thinking college with tissue & printed paper, or anything but drawing. 😉 I will definitely be following along for some inspiration! Thank you for taking your time to share!

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