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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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Overview

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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101652701
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Series: Froggy Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 878,330
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 18 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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