Froggy Plays Soccer

Froggy Plays Soccer

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by Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz
     
 

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It's the day of the big game, and Froggy is ready. His soccer team is playing the Wild Things for the City Cup. All Froggy has to do is remember the rule: "Head it! Boot it! Knee it! Shoot it! BUT DON'T USE YOUR HANDS!" But Froggy's busy doing cartwheels and picking daisies. Uh oh, Froggy! Here comes the ball! Budding soccer players and Froggy's many fans will

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It's the day of the big game, and Froggy is ready. His soccer team is playing the Wild Things for the City Cup. All Froggy has to do is remember the rule: "Head it! Boot it! Knee it! Shoot it! BUT DON'T USE YOUR HANDS!" But Froggy's busy doing cartwheels and picking daisies. Uh oh, Froggy! Here comes the ball! Budding soccer players and Froggy's many fans will welcome Froggy's latest hilarious adventure.

Play-by-play soccer action, lots of humor, and energetic artwork will please fans of this irrepressible frog. (The Horn Book)

Editorial Reviews

Kitty Flynn
Froggy's soccer team is playing the Wild Things for the City Cup. He can't wait to get out on the field, but once the game starts, he's easily distracted. ("Froggy was doing cartwheels. Froggy was picking daisies.") When he does get involved, he almost costs the Dream Team the game. Play-by-play soccer action, lots of humor, and energetic artwork will please fans of this irrespressible frog.
The Horn Book Guide
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This sixth installment about the lovable frog uses a favorite sport as its theme. Froggy has joined the Dream Team, coached by his father and a friend's mother. On the day they play the Wild Things for the City Cup, he dons his gear (pulling on his underwear with a "zap" and his socks with a "zoop") and heads for the field. These sound effects and the repetitive refrain, "Head it! Boot it! Knee it! Shoot it! BUT DON'T USE YOUR HANDS," will appeal to listeners of this read-aloud. The audience will understandingly blush alongside Froggy when he gets so wrapped up in the action that he forgets the chant and accidentally catches the soccer ball to prevent a goal. Remkiewicz's bright cartoon illustrations capture the characters' enjoyment of the game through their expressive faces. An amusing story sure to please Froggy fans and maybe win a few new ones.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
Kirkus Reviews
This latest Froggy title (Froggy Goes to School, 1996, etc.) is utterly unfocused, with the star careening from soccer dolt to Mr. Superkick. Froggy's team has a big game coming up with the Wild Things, and he is trying to remember the mantra his father, and assistant coach, taught him: "Head it! Boot it! Knee it! Shoot it! But don't use your hands!" But illegally touching the ball seems to be the least of Froggy's worries; distraction is his problem. He is so busy turning cartwheels, tying his shoes, and more, that the only time he makes contact with the ball is when it bounces off his head by mistake. Then, when the Wild Things make a breakaway, Froggy has some dazzling moves to avert a score, but forgetfully grabs the ball at the last second. The other team gets a penalty kick, converts it, but then Froggy makes a field-long kick for a game-winning score. London forces Froggy into too many guises-the fool, the hero, the klutz, the fancy dancer-but none of them stick. Remkiewicz's illustrations have charm; it is in their appeal that this book will find its audience. (Picture book. 2-6) .

From the Publisher
"Play-by-play soccer action, lots of humor, and energetic artwork will please fans of this irrepressible frog." —The Horn Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670882571
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Froggy Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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From the Publisher
"Play-by-play soccer action, lots of humor, and energetic artwork will please fans of this irrepressible frog." —The Horn Book

Meet the Author

Jonathan London is the creator of twenty-five books about lovable and enduringly popular Froggy.  He is also a poet and a novelist. Jonathan and his wife live in Graton, California.

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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Froggy Plays Soccer 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MamaFox97 More than 1 year ago
I admit, I always try to summarize each page of this book when I read it to my boys. There are too many words. Little boys love that froggy picks his nose and plays soccer. From a kid standpoint, this book is great. From mine, not so much. I always wonder why they have froggy putting underwear on in all the books. I guess that is part of life, but still... "The Knee It, Boot It, Head It, Shoot It, But don't use your hands" part is quite catchy and will help my son as he plays soccer, but this book just rubs me wrong.
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My grandson recently began playing soccer and loved this book upon the first reading. Within the hour it became "my favorite book". Definitely recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old son loved this book! We read it again and again:) It is a cute and fun book to read!
Siouxzq More than 1 year ago
This story about Froggy playing soccer is delightful. Even though Froggy uses his hands during the game he continues to play hard. My 4 year old grandson loves this story and and picks it for his bed time story every time we have a sleep over. This is our first Froggy book but we will be adding more to the kids library.