The Ring Went Zing!: A Story That Ends With a Kiss
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The Ring Went Zing!: A Story That Ends With a Kiss

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Once upon a time, once and never again, a frog fell in love with a chicken, and so he bought her a golden ring. But when he drops that ring? Well, that's when the real fun starts. From the swan in sports gear to a skateboarding rabbit, from a tricycling goat to a dachshund on a motorcycle, the antics get faster and funnier with each new page turn. The frog finally does get...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published June 10th 2010 by Dial (first published October 10th 2009)
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Sarah BT
I'll admit it. I'll pulled this one off the new shelf because it said "A story that ends with a kiss" and I'm a sucker for romance and happy endings.

This is a fun rhyming tale. The animals chase off after the ring and continually find another obstacle to capturing the ring. In each instance, a new animal joins in on the chase and the animals all pile up onto the new mode of transportation. It's a humorous story and it does end in a kiss. But it's not for one who likes typical animal romances. I...more
Carla
This is one of my favorite books. This book is a rhyming poetry book, the words that rhyme on each page aren't always real words and are highlighted so a child could follow along with the rhythm of the poetry and give them a better understanding of how to write poetry. This book could also show children that poetry can have a story line. The story line in this book is a frog and chicken who fall in love and the frog gets the chicken a golden ring but they are clumsy and drop it. They follow it m...more
Kris
Cute story about a frog and a chicken who fall in love (although why the author feels the need to stress that this only happened once and never again, I don't know) and as the frog proposes, the ring rolls away, and the story builds as other animals pitch in to "stop that ring!"

All the -ing words make this work for a phonological lesson, and it'd make a cute storybox for retelling.
Loren
Ugh, this book lost me ... it was a good idea but it just kept going and going as it went the story got more convoluted. Plus the ending did not work for me! The title sets up the ending but it still fell flat. It is suppose to be a humorous book but not for this little red hen. BTW what is up with animals going cross species lately?
Donalyn
I am sucker for books that address the reader as part of the story. Frog and Chicken are in love, but when Frog proposes-- the engagement ring flies out of his hands (flippers?) and bounces across the pages. Frog, Chicken, and a host of animal friends chase the ring and unite together to save the day.
Kelli Dana
*Good use of adjectives and other grammar devices.
*A cute/creative story that would be good to get creative juices flowing.
*Great book to read when you are teaching students about detail.
*Good use of contractions
The Library Lady
Another one that doesn't work as well as it should as a great idea gets killed by awkward text.
And in a country with a problem with gay marriage, are the interspecies pairings here going to be accepted? :/
Lisa Shaughnessy
This book is pretty freakin adoreable. I kind of read it with a equality message,which is really important right now. Love is love <3
Pauline
We really enjoyed the energy of reading this book aloud! Fun story about a chicken and a frog who fall in love...some laugh out lines.
Cathy
You know there's a kiss at the end, but it is not what you expect...
Tracie
Another Valentine's possibility - pair with How About a Kiss for Me?
Stephanie
Cute and wonderful read aloud!
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Sean Taylor started writing poetry as a teenager. In 1993, he came across a newspaper article which reported that a goat slaughtered in Iran had been found to have teeth made of gold. He tried writing a story for children. It was called 'The Goat with the Golden Teeth' and it won second prize in a competition run by the British newspaper 'The Independent' and Scholastic Children's Books. Since the...more
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