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NOW CLOSED: Competition: Win a signed copy of Oi Frog! and a Waitrose Yule log

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KatGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 27-Nov-15 09:58:43

We're offering 15 free Waitrose Yule logs and a signed copy of Oi Frog! to gransnetters who come up with the best festive or animal rhyme in one sentence, in the style of the book (eg ‘pheasants sit on presents’ etc.)

From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit!

Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter

'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail

'Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.' - The Guardian

Watch the trailer here:

Oi Frog is published by Hachette Children's Group and can be purchased on Amazon.

Post your festive or animal rhymes (in one sentence) below by Friday 11 December to be entered into the competition.

MaggieMay69 Fri 27-Nov-15 10:45:12

The Goblin-Shark,
sits in the dark,
Merrily playing
the Christmas harp!

The Panda Ant,
rests on the plant,
thinking about presents,
and what to buy for his aunt!

The Hummingbird Hawk Moth,
alights on a cloth,
starts cleaning for Christmas.
as slow as a sloth.

The Mantis Shrimp,
Has built his own Chrimbo Blimp!
He spared no expense,
on his blimp he won't skimp!

The Giant Isopod,
buries himself in the sod,
HATES being alone at Christmas,
all on his tod!

So Merry Christmas, dear Creatures,
with all your strange features,
And a happy New Year,
from all of us here! :-)

threesugars Fri 27-Nov-15 13:12:49

Pigs sit on twigs!

BabsAnn Fri 27-Nov-15 13:15:48

Moths sit on cloths
And sorry for following on from your idea there threesugars but how about piglets sit on twiglets? wink

snowyboots Fri 27-Nov-15 13:29:28

Leopards sit on Shepherds (sorry to any shepherds out there !!)

angie95 Fri 27-Nov-15 13:31:18

frogs like hot dogs

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 27-Nov-15 13:37:23

arses sit on their glasses (fuckity-do)

Ana Fri 27-Nov-15 13:40:10

Or asses sit on their glasses (if you're from Up North...)

Ana Fri 27-Nov-15 13:40:47

(not that we pronounce 'arse' as 'ass', you understand)

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 27-Nov-15 13:44:01

Before I put any actual brain power into this, can you please tell me which Waitrose chocolate Yule log is on offer. Is it the 'old' Belgian chocolate one @ £5 or the 'new' one @ £9 (which doesn't sound quite so delicious)?

Thank you.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 27-Nov-15 13:44:37

These things are important.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 27-Nov-15 14:08:41

Over indulgent Christmas imbibers
should lay off the gin and stick to the ciders.

(of the alcohol free kind of course smile)

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 27-Nov-15 14:09:02

Who's judging this anyway?

Lunchtimelady1 Fri 27-Nov-15 14:48:09

Elves sat on the shelves

andywedge Fri 27-Nov-15 14:49:20

Are we too grownup to feel a thrill
As we light the Christmas tree?
Are we immune to cookies,
Christmas cards and Christmas glee?

GeminiJen Fri 27-Nov-15 15:06:04

Elves sit on shelves
wrapping Christmas gifts
while Santa packs them in his sleigh
and Rudolf whisks them all away.
...Everyone has a part to play
in celebrating Christmas day.

sophie56 Fri 27-Nov-15 15:15:04

Robins sit on Bobbins

GeminiJen Fri 27-Nov-15 15:15:40

PS should have read the instructions about 1 sentence, sorry confused please ignore the last two lines of the above

Maggiemaybe Fri 27-Nov-15 15:21:52

The pinto pony squashed one toe only, but the two-toed sloth sat on both.

LyndaW Fri 27-Nov-15 15:23:45

owls sit on towels
goats sit on coats
a gnu sits on the loo

Maggiemaybe Fri 27-Nov-15 15:35:13

Santa claimed it was only banter, when accused of abuse by a Christmas goose.

I'll get my coat blush

heatherjw Fri 27-Nov-15 15:39:15

With the cat on the mat, the hare on the chair, the boar on the floor and the stag on the flag there was no room anywhere for the frog, but then the bee flew round the tree, the rat chased the cat and the boar ran out the door leaving enough room for the dog and the frog to both sit on the log.

rozwell Fri 27-Nov-15 15:41:55

It is said a bat sits on his head. Mr possum just sits on his bottom. A centipede sits on his feet. And a Turkey they say sits snug on a tray.

shysal Fri 27-Nov-15 15:46:11

Nanas sit on spanners.
The postie sits on a toastie.
Grasshoppers sit on toppers.
Sparrows sit on arrows.
Woodpeckers sit on double-deckers.
Robins sit on bobbins.
Rooks sit on books.
Crows sit in rows.
Owls sit on dowels.
Mice sit on ice.
Mice sit on dice.
Grans sit on pans.

gaynorouvrir Fri 27-Nov-15 16:01:57

Dinosaurs sit .... anywhere they want to !!