Jump to ratings and reviews
Rate this book

Ah Ha!

Rate this book
Frog is settling in for a relaxing day at the pond. (AAHH.) But wait—there are other creatures at the pond as well. (AH HA!) And some of them are out to get Frog. (AHHH!) Not to worry, Frog gets the last laugh. (HA HA!) Using only two letters, along with many brightly colored and lively illustrations, Jeff Mack brings his hallmark humor to this rollicking book that will leave young readers guessing, laughing, and on the edge of their seats. Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.

40 pages, Hardcover

First published August 20, 2013

Loading interface...
Loading interface...

About the author

Jeff Mack

66 books75 followers
Born in Syracuse, New York, Jeff Mack has written and illustrated a long list of picture books, chapter books, and early readers, including Clueless McGee, Good News Bad News, Frog and Fly, the Hippo and Rabbit series, and Hush Little Polar Bear.

He has also illustrated many books for other authors, including James Howe's Bunnicula and Friends series and Eve Bunting's Hurry! Hurry!, one of School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2007.

At home in Easthampton, Massachusetts, he continues to write, illustrate, and visit schools and libraries to talk about his work. Visit him at www.jeffmack.com.

Bio taken from Jeff's website: http://www.jeffmack.com/short_biograp....
More biographical information can be found at http://www.jeffmack.com/biography.html.

Ratings & Reviews

What do you think?
Rate this book

Friends & Following

Create a free account to discover what your friends think of this book!

Community Reviews

5 stars
320 (31%)
4 stars
376 (36%)
3 stars
264 (25%)
2 stars
59 (5%)
1 star
9 (<1%)
Displaying 1 - 30 of 170 reviews
Profile Image for Vicki.
4,609 reviews18 followers
August 16, 2016
A book that uses just 2 letters doubled is a hilarious read aloud. Unique fun illustrations. This was a hit at Preschool storytime, many left saying "Ah Ha!".
Profile Image for Ryan.
4,707 reviews26 followers
January 23, 2018
This book would be so much fun for story times. It could almost be considered wordless, as the words are just sounds you make when you are scared, found something, or are happy. If sesame street was to talk about this book they would say it was brought to you by the letter A and the letter H. Great fun.
Profile Image for N.
910 reviews13 followers
November 6, 2013
An entire book consisting of just the sounds "ah" and "ha"? Yes! Groups love this!
Profile Image for Erica.
1,078 reviews26 followers
July 26, 2016
I have just read this book aloud to about 20 different classrooms of children in grades K to 5th, as a sort of teaser for our summer reading program, and it is so wonderful! After I inform them that they can read short or long books to get prizes, I bring out this one, and say, "This book only has two words in it: Ah & Ha, that's all. In fact, it actually only has two letters; A & H. But see how much of a story you can get out of those two letters!" Then I read it, and half the time, the kids repeat each line after me - unprompted, spontaneously. So, so joyful!
Profile Image for Juliana Lee.
2,239 reviews33 followers
February 26, 2015
3 phrases, 36 words, 2 letters
Each word takes on new meaning as the story unfolds. A frog escapes capture from a boy with a jar, a turtle, an alligator, and a flamingo. The illustrations play a huge role in telling this story, but it’s the words, the tone, and the meaning behind each one that begs this story to be read and reread and read again.
Profile Image for Mary Ann.
1,485 reviews279 followers
August 15, 2013
Love this! Great way to encourage kids to read with expression. Only two words: Ah ha! + Aahh! Reminds me a lot of Yo! Yes? in the way kids need to think about the story as they're reading it. Involves a lot of comprehension skills with only a little decoding.

Plus, so much fun, with many narrow escapes and cause/effect.
Profile Image for KimBear.
229 reviews
October 17, 2013
"Frog is settling in for a relaxing day at the pond. (AAHH.) But wait—there are other creatures at the pond as well. (AH HA!) And some of them are out to get Frog. (AHHH!) Not to worry, Frog gets the last laugh. (HA HA!)"

What a clever, clever book! This book screams to be read again and again...and it will be a great addition to any frog storytime.
Profile Image for Alicia Evans.
2,403 reviews34 followers
May 23, 2014
What an amazing book! The entire book is told through variations of "Ah ha"s (Aaah! Ah Ha! Ahhh.) The frog just can't seem to have a relaxing day and he's constantly in peril. He's quite resourceful though, and he finds ways to escape and go back to relaxing. This book is very cute and will have young readers giggling on the floor. An excellent book to read aloud.
Profile Image for Lynn  Davidson.
6,218 reviews25 followers
May 11, 2020
Frog is having a relaxing day in the pond, at first; then things get troublesome for him.
Young readers will love following Frog as he gets in and out of trouble several times, and the only words used in the book are AH and HA in different combinations. Fun, bright illustrations.
Profile Image for Lauren.
492 reviews15 followers
April 10, 2018
Hilarious and excellent "wordless," sort of, picture book.
Profile Image for YoKevinO.
9 reviews1 follower
May 1, 2018
A great storytime book for all ages. I've done this one with preschool-2nd and they all loved it. It's a fantastic book to describe the scene as you go, and then discuss with kids what they think will happen. Many things aren't as they appear, and so those things become great discussion points. It's also a fantastic book for kids to mimic, as they will be saying "AHA!" right along with you. My favorite Jeff Mack book, just beating out Good News, Bad News.
108 reviews
January 10, 2018
Very good for the see, think, wonder thinking strategy. Very few words and the pictures are the way the story gets told. Available on our MackinVia platform but the pictures don't show to full effect well in this format. VSBA nominee for 2017-2018
Profile Image for Dave.
407 reviews2 followers
May 15, 2020
Borrowed from Jack’s school before the big lockdown, just returned. Simplistic but EXTREMELY clever notion pulled off wonderfully. Best part about it maybe it that it’s VERY easy for a tired parent to read.

Profile Image for DeA.
246 reviews
May 12, 2017
This is a great book that uses just A and H to tell a story. It is a great one for children who are learning to read and perfect for an afternoon storytime. Recommend to all children, very sill book.
Profile Image for Matthew.
2,788 reviews45 followers
May 26, 2017
Very amusing, using the most sparing text. Well done all around. Great appeal to younger audiences.
Profile Image for Ms. Jeane.
253 reviews4 followers
August 24, 2017
My daughter really liked this book, but I found it a little hard to read since there are maybe less than 10 words (if you consider Ah-ha to be a word)...
Profile Image for BiblioBeruthiel.
1,957 reviews15 followers
November 7, 2017
Another fun one, much like "Mine!" but it has the same issues when it comes to using it for storytimes.
Profile Image for Kim.
717 reviews9 followers
December 18, 2017
Clever, with fun illustrations. I would give it four or five stars, but Mini-Me was less impressed, so I’ll go with three.
236 reviews6 followers
January 4, 2018
I’m pretty impressed the author wrote a funny & entertaining book with only 2 letters 😊
Profile Image for Ashton.
301 reviews3 followers
February 3, 2018
Who knew that a book with only two letters could be so amazing? Ah ha!
Profile Image for Donna Mork.
1,835 reviews7 followers
February 26, 2018
Whole story is told with ah ha, ha ha, and aahh. Very cute and funny. Frog gets caught, then escapes, then almost gets caught again, then escapes again, etc.
Displaying 1 - 30 of 170 reviews

Can't find what you're looking for?

Get help and learn more about the design.