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Froggy's Day With Dad
     

Froggy's Day With Dad

by Jonathan London
 

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It’s Father’s Day at last, and Froggy is so-o-o excited. "We’re going to play golf!" he tells his dad. Oh no. Dad says Froggy’s too little for golf. "But you’re just the right size to play miniature golf!" he explains. At the fun park, Froggy discovers mini golf is fun—especially once he figures out how to face the right way. With

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It’s Father’s Day at last, and Froggy is so-o-o excited. "We’re going to play golf!" he tells his dad. Oh no. Dad says Froggy’s too little for golf. "But you’re just the right size to play miniature golf!" he explains. At the fun park, Froggy discovers mini golf is fun—especially once he figures out how to face the right way. With his beginner’s luck, Froggy makes a hole in one! But his next shot hits his dad on the head—bonk!—and that’s only the beginning. All ends well, though, when Froggy presents his dad with a special coffee mug he decorated in school: To the Best Dad I Ever Had!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Everyone's favorite amphibian stars in Froggy's Day with Dad by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, the 14th book in the series. For Dad's special day, Froggy plans a special breakfast, a round of bumper boats and a game of miniature golf-all with more than a few zips, thumps, thunks and bonks tossed in. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
It's Father's Day, and Froggy is making breakfast for his Dad. He flops to the kitchen and splat, drops an egg on the floor. But, Dad loves his breakfast, eggshells and all. Froggy and Dad flop, flop, flop all the way to the park. They ride the bumper boats, but Froggy bumps the boats too hard. At the bating cage, the bat flies out of Froggy's hand and hits Dad in the foot, thunk! When Froggy and Dad play miniature golf, Froggy hits Dad in the head with a golf ball, and even dives into the pond and comes up with seven balls. The day ends with Froggy's gift to Dad: A cup with lettering he made himself. All is forgiven, and Dad declares it the best Father's Day gift. The book is a perfect story for a child to share with a father on Father's Day, or any day of the year. 2004, Viking, Ages 4 to 6.
—Mindy Hardwick
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-It's Father's Day, and the endearing young amphibian is looking forward to a special time with his dad. After a less than perfect breakfast, the two go to the park to enjoy in recreational activities such as miniature golf and bumper boats. Even though, in typical Froggy style, not everything goes smoothly-there are a few accidents and lots of plodding and flopping-in the end the day is a happy one for both of them. As in Froggy's previous adventures, the simple, energetic illustrations match the pleasantly ordinary and sentimental tenor of the text. This latest day in the life of Froggy is sure to elicit chuckles from readers and will be a welcome addition to any collection needing appealing stories about father-child relationships.-Holly T. Sneeringer, St. Mark School, Baltimore, MD Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101654644
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/23/2006
Series:
Froggy Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
12 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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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