This story is so funny. There are many versions out there, but Ana Martin Larranaga’s is my favorite. Big Wide-Mouthed Frog approaches different animals and asks them, “Who are you and what do you eat?” He meets a kangaroo, koala, possum, emu, and crocodile. Of course, the last animal is the crocodile. Frog thinks he’s a brown log and when he asks crocodile his favorite questions Croc responds, “I’m a crocodile and I eat big, wide-mouthed frogs.” Frog hops away and the story ends. One of my storytimers suggested I change the ending to have Frog say, “I’m a big, wide-mouthed frog and I eat crocodiles.” So sometimes I say that instead!
Here’s a video with a puppet version:
Here’s a stick puppet craft to accompany the story. Copy the frogs on green paper and the crocodile on brown, then tape to craft sticks: Big Wide Mouthed Frog craft