Virginia’s Frogs

Frog Jokes


Q. How deep is the water in a frog pond?
A. Kneedeep, kneedeep, kneedeep…

From Grade 7 Homeroom, MSAD #70
Hodgdon H.S., Hodgdon, Maine


Hello Virginia,
My name is Marisa. My age is nine. I am a fan of your books. I checked out Her Stories from my school library. I already read some stories. I am a 4th grader at Clearcreek Elementary in Springboro, Ohio. I am assigned in school to do a report on……….YOU! I like to read and create short stories. My stories are humorous. I hope to be a famous children’s author some day like you. I’d like a few tips on how to catch a reader’s eye.

I loved your web site. I love frogs, too. Here is a joke I made up:

Q. What is a frog’s favorite song?
A. Jeepers Leapers!!!!!

Hey! Maybe I’ll make up a story about frogs and send it to you! How does that sound?

Best Regards,


I’ve had correspondence with student, Gregory Vitello, who is a big fan. He also has frog jokes. I emailed him to tell him I mislaid the jokes and to send them to me again. He’s been waiting for sometime for me to put them on my web site; so here’s his letter with the jokes:

Dear Virginia Hamilton,

I got your letter and will tell you them again: What is green and red and makes noises? Answer: A frog in a blender. (oh boy! VH)

What does a frog order for dinner? Answer: A sandwich with flies. (cute! VH)

Just to let you know that I have learned a lot about you. On Thursday, February 13, 1997, I have my Author Tea. I get to tell parents how wonderful you and your books are. I can’t wait. I want to continue to read your books and am still wondering what the mystery books is . . .

Your friend,
Gregory Vitello


Subj: frogs
Date: 96-11-04 20:19:59 EST
To: bodeep[at]

Dear Ms. Hamilton,

My library teacher Ms. Hedric told me you love frogs! so i found a joke about a frog.

Q. what happens when frogs park illegally?

A. they get toad away!!

I also love your books they are so realistic. Got to go!

Andrew J. Kahn


Subj: hi
Date: 96-11-18 21:25:31 EST
To: Bodeep[at]aol.corn

Dear Virginia Hamilton,

I just can not get enough of your books. They are so good and realistic. I found another frog joke for you.

Q: What has more lives than a cat?
A: A frog, it croaks every night!

I hope you enjoyed this one. You know it is hard to find a good joke these days. They are all corney!! Well, I do give you permission, to put this frog joke and the other one I sent you on to your homepage when you update it. Let’s keep in touch!

Andrew J. Kahn

Animated Frog Graphics from Kitty Roach