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Froggy's Best Babysitter

Froggy's Best Babysitter

by Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz
     
 

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Froggy's parents are going out for the night and they've left him with a brand-new babysitter! Froggy tries to help out by feeding his little sister and taking a bath on his own, but only Froggy could create havoc in the kitchen and turn bath time into mess time. Can the new babysitter survive his well-intentioned antics until Froggy's parents get home?

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Froggy's parents are going out for the night and they've left him with a brand-new babysitter! Froggy tries to help out by feeding his little sister and taking a bath on his own, but only Froggy could create havoc in the kitchen and turn bath time into mess time. Can the new babysitter survive his well-intentioned antics until Froggy's parents get home?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Summer Whiting
Froggy and his sister Pollywogilina wake up one Saturday morning to find their parents packing a suitcase. They are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new babysitter who will be staying with the children for the weekend. Froggy is dismayed. When Sandy arrives, the contentious weekend begins. First, Froggy sneaks into his parents' room and listens in on Sandy's conversation with her boyfriend. Then, Froggy refuses to take a bath; Sandy tells him his only other option is to clean the carpet. When Froggy refuses to go to sleep, she tells him he may instead mop the floor. Sandy uses her skills to keep Froggy and his sister in line. When the parents return home, they are elated to find two happy children, one joyful babysitter and a perfectly clean house. While this book is marketed for children ages four to eight, it is more appropriate for the older set. There is mention of boyfriends and kissing, as well as some unfriendly retorts between Froggy and his babysitter. Older children will understand the banter and laugh; younger children will not. Reviewer: Summer Whiting

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142418994
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/12/2011
Series:
Froggy Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
409,697
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD600L (what's this?)
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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