Frog Saves the Day (Frog and Friends Series #6)by Eve Bunting, Josée Masse (Illustrator)
Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating on his pond or visiting with his friends. He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are—nice and peaceful. From acclaimed children’s writer Eve Bunting comes a beginning reader series featuring the delightful Frog and
Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating on his pond or visiting with his friends. He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are—nice and peaceful. From acclaimed children’s writer Eve Bunting comes a beginning reader series featuring the delightful Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon, and Squirrel. In Frog Saves the Day Frog and his friends mistakenly think a nearby train is a ferocious dragon and later Frog rescues a friend’s child from danger.
Gr 1–4—This latest installation in the series contains two stand-alone stories about Frog's heroic deeds. In "Frog and the Green Dragon," Raccoon comes to Frog because she can't sleep. Something in the night makes a big, loud noise like thunder that scares her. Frog leads his friends to discover a huge, long dragon with one eye traveling on a track. Readers know the "dragon" is a train by the illustrations, but Frog and his friends use their animal logic to alleviate their fears. In "Frog and the Big River Rescue," Frog thinks quickly and risks his life to save one of Possum's babies who falls in the river. Beginning independent readers and fans of the series may find this title exciting and rewarding. For teachers, librarians, and parents, the book comes leveled by standards for guided reading.—Lindsay Persohn, University of South Florida, Tampa
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Racoon was all upset. Very upset as a matter of fact and he went off to Frog to talk to him about it. Racoon was having trouble sleeping and told Frog “Every night a big, big, big noise wakens me.” Just what could that be? Every time it happened Racoon had to hide because it was so, so scary. No, it wasn’t thunder but sounded just like it. Frog had to think about what to do and he thought very, very hard. “You and I,” he said to Racoon, “and our friends will go together and find out what it is. It is better to face up to what frightens you.” And so they would do just that. The next night Frog and his friends, including Racoon, went off to find out just what that noise was. Possum, Squirrel, Chameleon, Rabbit, and Little Jumping Mouse didn’t hear anything strange, but Racoon told them to wait. “It will make your fur stand on end,” she declared. All of a sudden Frog and friends’ eyes grew wide as they heard a very loud and very scary sound. “Raaaaaaaaaaa-cla cla cla!” Everyone was very, very frightened and Possum’s hair certainly stood on end. What could that very, very horrible, scary sound possibly be? Once again Frog and his friends get together in a couple of very humorous stories young readers will love. Of course that very, very horrible, scary sound was none other than a people eating train that was a “ferocious dragon.” In the second tale in this beginning chapter book, Frog saves the day by jumping into swirling waters in an attempt to save Possum’s wayward youngster, Baby Five. Newly independent and confident readers can tackle this book alone or with a minimum of assistance with more difficult words such as “frightens.” The artwork, combined with the exciting, humorous tales with Frog and his friends, has high appeal that young readers are definitely drawn to. Appropriate for grades 1 to 2. Quill says: If you have a young reader who loves a little humor and adventure, the Frog and Friends series has just the recipe for fun!