Froggy's First Kiss

Froggy's First Kiss

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by Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz
     
 

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Froggy thinks the new girl in class, Frogilina, is the cutest frog he’s ever seen. He can’t even concentrate when she’s around. When Frogilina smiles at him through the monkey bars, Froggy falls smack on his head -- bonk! A mere glance from her makes his insides all soft and wiggly, like he’s had caterpillars for breakfast. With Valentine’s Day just a week away Froggy

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Froggy thinks the new girl in class, Frogilina, is the cutest frog he’s ever seen. He can’t even concentrate when she’s around. When Frogilina smiles at him through the monkey bars, Froggy falls smack on his head -- bonk! A mere glance from her makes his insides all soft and wiggly, like he’s had caterpillars for breakfast. With Valentine’s Day just a week away Froggy really wants to know…could this be love? A fun-for-all, tongue-tangling, giggle-getting,‘flap,’ ‘bonk,’ ‘slam’ of a rousing read-aloud.—School Library Journal for Let’s Go, Froggy!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
Can a frog be in puppy love? Apparently so, for that certainly appears to be the case when Froggy falls for the new girl in class, the prettiest girl he has ever seen. When she smiles his insides feel funny, "like he'd just had caterpillar for breakfast." Teacher has to keep reminding Froggy to pay attention to his class work. Froggy does suffer some misadventures because he does not pay enough attention to what he is doing, and because first love can make a person-or a frog-a bit awkward. One day at lunch Frogilina, the object of his affections, presents Froggy with a heart-shaped cookie, so when Froggy makes valentines for his class he makes one very special card. However, Frogilina has another surprise for Froggy, a much bigger surprise than a heart-shaped cookie. She gives him a big, fat, kiss! Classmates tease Froggy and he flops home in embarrassment. On Valentine's Day, Froggy gives his mother breakfast in bed and the special card he'd made. A big red heart saying I LOVE YOU. Froggy's mother gives him special kisses. They are candy kisses and, in this story, sweets win out over puppy love.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2London's fifth title in this popular series is another winner. Froggy falls in love with Frogilina, who reciprocates with adoring glances and treats from her lunchbox. But when she gives him an actual "big juicy...KISS! Smack on his cheek!" Froggy retreats. He's mortified by the taunts of "Froggy has a girlfriend," and is not ready after all for the romance that had seemed so exciting. The story closes as he gives the Valentine he'd made for Frogilina to his mother. This book is emotionally right on target for nursery school and primary-grade audiences, lightly capturing the tension between wanting to grow up and still needing the comfort and safety of childhood. The narrative is smoothly written with rhythmic language and the repetition that young children love. Remkiewicz's simple and colorful cartoon watercolors add just the right touch of humor and verve. A great read-aloud for Valentine's Day, or whenever love is in the air.Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140565706
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Froggy Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
163,428
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Jonathan London has written novels and poems as well as the twenty-three books about Froggy. He lives in Graton, California. 
 
Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated all of the Froggy books, as well as greeting cards, posters, and many other books. He lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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Froggy's First Kiss 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
hugs-kisses More than 1 year ago
I did not like the mother only giving her son candy kisses - Why not a real kiss from his loving mom? I felt there were homosexual attitudes against girls and that Froggy should have given his friend a cooky too after she brought him a gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A funny love story that isn't too romantic for kids. My kids love to read this book over and over again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago