Froggy Goes to Bed [NOOK Book]


It's time for bed! Not if Froggy has his way! Even after a long day of playing, Froggy's still not tired. His bath is ready, but first Froggy has to find his boat. And where are his pajamas? And how did his toothbrush get into the cookie jar? Oh, Frrooggyy! Now it's time to go to sleep, right? But Froggy ...
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It's time for bed! Not if Froggy has his way! Even after a long day of playing, Froggy's still not tired. His bath is ready, but first Froggy has to find his boat. And where are his pajamas? And how did his toothbrush get into the cookie jar? Oh, Frrooggyy! Now it's time to go to sleep, right? But Froggy can't sleep without a bedtime story! Join Froggy as he hops, flops, and zips from one familiar bedtime ritual to another.

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

Froggy finds many ways to delay bedtime.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Froggy's stalling tactics will delight any child who has ever begged to stay up just a few more minutes. When his mother announces that it is bedtime, the frog's familiar response is, "No! I'm not tired." He goes through all the usual bedtime rituals of taking a bath, putting on his pajamas, brushing his teeth, and finding his huggy a human rag doll, all of which are hidden in the most unlikely places. Before he goes to sleep, he snacks on a bowl of flies, which makes him thirsty for a drink, which he spills. Exhausted, his mother tells him to go to sleep, but he begs for a story. Predictably, she falls asleep reading to him. The tireless amphibian gives her a hug, and finally goes to sleep, too. Sounds like "flop flop flop," "splash splash splash," and "Munch scrunch munch" will encourage children's participation, and youngsters will giggle at all the silly places Froggy searches for the things he needs before bed. Remkiewicz's bold, funny cartoons vary from several small pictures on a white background to full-spread paintings. The art echoes the text and will appeal to children. A great bedtime story.-Elizabeth O'Brien, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The effervescent Froggy is up to usual tricks in his eighth appearance (Froggy Plays Soccer, 1999, etc.). After a hard day of play, he may be "too pooped to pop." But coming wide awake at the magic words "It's time for bed!," he runs his patient mother through a string of delaying tactics, from a snack to a search for a "lost" toy. Each activity, of course, is accompanied by Froggy's classic sound effects: lots of "flop, flop, flop[s]," with an occasional "zwoop" and a "glug, glug, glug" as well. Remkiewicz (Rabbit's Pajama Party, 1999, etc.) depicts the tug-of-war in broadly drawn cartoon scenes, many of which feature mother pointing one way as the pajama-clad Froggy hops another—but it's all plainly more friendly ritual than battle. Mother at last sits down to read a bedtime story and, naturally, falls asleep, "snoring like a horse." Froggy gives her a good-night nuzzle and drifts off. It's a jolly take on a theme as evergreen as the characters, though unlike Peggy Rathmann's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998), it may give Froggy's younger fans some new bedtime maneuvers. (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101654651
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/10/2002
  • Series: Froggy Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 512,041
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 130L (what's this?)
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

"My ideas for stories come from experience I've had, or from dreams or leap right out of my head - from my ever-active imagination," explains Jonathan London, who burst on the children's book scene in 1992 with the publication of three picture books. Since then he has published more than 20 picture books, including the popular Froggy series and the young adult novel, Where's Home?

"There are worlds of possibility within our own imaginations from which we can create stories that can make someone want to cry or laugh, play a saxophone or make a snowman. This act of writing, for me, is a part of my celebration of life, a way to give back a little for all that I have been given. Kind of thanks."

Jonathan London started writing poetry in his late teens. Although he received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences and never formally studied literature or creative writing, he began to consider himself a "writer" about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor.

However, during this twenty-year period, London continued to write. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. "It wasn't until I had kids of my own that I became a writer for children," he explains. "It all started with telling them stories when they were very young. I wrote down one of these stories, and it became The Owl Who Became the Moon, my first picture book sale (though it was my fourth to appear in print). Now I am finally making a living as a writer. A dream come true!"

Born a "Navy brat" in Brooklyn, New York, Jonathan was raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Today he lives with his wife, Maureen, and their two sons, Aaron and Sean, in rural Northern California where they like to backpack in the summer, play in the snow in winter-and dance all year around.

copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated numerous books for children, including the popular Froggy books by Jonathan London (Viking and Puffin). He lives in Sarasota, Florida.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Great book.

    The Froggy books are great for a 5 year old. My son thinks they are funny and loves to read them each night.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

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    We love the Froggy series

    Froggy books are so easy and fun to read. In this book, Froggy sounds just like my kids when trying to get them to go to bed. You won't go wrong giving this to any child.

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

    adorable bedtime book

    My 2 1/2 year old daughter loves reading this book and, although, she still doesn't love bedtime, this book does put her in the bedtime mood!! I highly recommend this book, it's a good story, and fun to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2004

    1 year old son loves this one

    We always read my son boardbooks, but we got this as a christmas gift and my 14 month old son just LOVES it! We read it before every nap and bedtime. As soon as we pull it out he gets the biggest smile and its one of the few books we actually read cover to cover before he gets bored and wants to move on to another book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2003

    Froggy Goes to Bed

    This book was great. I read it to my brother and he had a smile on his face the whole time. I recomend it for children 4-6 years old.

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