Froggy Rides a Bike [NOOK Book]

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Froggy just got his very first bike, and it's exactly what he wanted. Almost. Finishing touches like a bell and a horn have to be added before Froggy is ready to ride. Then, surrounded by cheering friends, Froggy starts to pedal. Oops! He falls off. He tries again. Oops! Riding a bike is hard! After a long day, and a few bumps and bruises, Froggy finally learns to ride, and once he does, he can't wait to go again. Froggy Rides a Bike is a reassuring reminder that practice makes perfect, and it's sure to make kids...
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Overview

Froggy just got his very first bike, and it's exactly what he wanted. Almost. Finishing touches like a bell and a horn have to be added before Froggy is ready to ride. Then, surrounded by cheering friends, Froggy starts to pedal. Oops! He falls off. He tries again. Oops! Riding a bike is hard! After a long day, and a few bumps and bruises, Froggy finally learns to ride, and once he does, he can't wait to go again. Froggy Rides a Bike is a reassuring reminder that practice makes perfect, and it's sure to make kids eager to learn to ride on their own.


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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
With a zip, zoop, zup, and a zut, zut, zut, our beloved Froggy friend is back. In this book Froggy and his father visit a bike shop to purchase a new bicycle for Froggy. Froggy is so excited that he even dreams about his new bicycle. Froggy's friends gather around to watch as Froggy rides his new bike for the first time. Everyone who has ever learned to ride a bike will agree that it takes practice. Naturally, Froggy experiences a few bumps and thumps along the way. With his persistence, though, and the support of his friends and family, Froggy eventually learns to ride his bike and he rides it again, and again, and again. Renowned children's author Jonathan London has teamed once more with illustrator Frank Remkiewicz to create what is sure to be another "Froggy" classic. 2006, Viking/Penguin Young Readers Group, Ages 2 to 6.
—Denise Daley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101652688
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/17/2008
  • Series: Froggy Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,216,745
  • Age range: 2 years
  • File size: 21 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.









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