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Froggy Goes to Camp
     

Froggy Goes to Camp

by Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
 

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Froggy's off to camp! He packs a lot into one week: archery lessons, food fights, and scary stories around the campfire. But only Froggy could also manage to lose his trunks during swim class and overturn his kayak with the camp director in it. Froggy will keep his fans laughing with his latest antics.

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Froggy's off to camp! He packs a lot into one week: archery lessons, food fights, and scary stories around the campfire. But only Froggy could also manage to lose his trunks during swim class and overturn his kayak with the camp director in it. Froggy will keep his fans laughing with his latest antics.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 3- This tale about the beloved Froggy will not disappoint devoted fans. School is over and it is time for him to go to Camp Run-A-Muck. After two false starts, he arrives and is happy to find that its leader is his long-suffering principal, Mr. Mugwort. Froggy is uncomfortable because he doesn't know anyone, but he soon makes friends and enters into the fun. Children will be delighted when he accidentally dumps eggs on Mr. Mugwort's head and later shoots him with a suction-cup arrow. As always, London's text is succinct, snappy, and full of fun sound effects. Remkiewcz's watercolor illustrations are humorous and action packed. This is a great book for youngsters who may be worried about attending overnight camp for the first time, or for anyone who just loves Froggy.-Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
You know there are going to be a few laughs when you see the name of the camp on the cover—Camp Run-A-Muck. Froggy is really excited and has packed all his things for camp. Off they go, mom, dad, baby sister, and Froggy. But after an hour Froggy remembers that he forgot his sleeping bag, so they turned around to go home and get it. Then two hours later Froggy realizes that he has forgotten his swim trunks. Back they go again. By the time they get to the camp it is evening and Froggy suddenly wants to go home. Things change a bit when he meets his bunkmates and finds out that his cabin is named Wildcats. The camp director is Mr. Mugwort, the school principal. Well with Froggy being the crazy kid he is, there is one mishap after another as he spills breakfast on Mr. Mugwort, hits him with an arrow, splashes him when he does a cannonball into Lake Winnemucca, hits him with a banana and tips over the kayak. For Froggy it was a great week. The illustrations are just as funny as the story and kids will love the song that Froggy sings on his way back home. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670010981
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Froggy Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Jonathan London burst on the children's book scene in 1992 with the publication of three picture books including Froggy Gets Dressed. Since then he has published more than 100 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. A kind of thanks."

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 near their two grown sons, Aaron (a top chef) and Sean (an animator), in semi-rural Northern California.
"My hobbies include hiking, kayaking, whale and bird watching, swimming and traveling. I lap swim every day, close to a mile, rain or shine, outdoors.You might say that, like Froggy, I'm an amphibian. I live almost as much in the water as out. But most of all, I like to make kids laugh."

Learn more about Jonathan London at jonathan-london.net.

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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