Overview

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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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101654606
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Series: Froggy Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 10,000
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 15 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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  • Posted August 27, 2012

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    "musical fruit" song will make readers LOL!

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