Froggy's Worst Playdate

Froggy's Worst Playdate

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by Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz
     
 

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A play date with a girl? Froggy is horrified! What will his friends say? But when Dad bribes him with the promise of a movie outing, Froggy has to agree, even if he won't sit next to Frogilina. She might try to kiss him. EEWW! This could be the worst play date ever.

Children have enjoyed the misadventures of trouble-prone Froggy in more than twenty books. Froggy

Overview

A play date with a girl? Froggy is horrified! What will his friends say? But when Dad bribes him with the promise of a movie outing, Froggy has to agree, even if he won't sit next to Frogilina. She might try to kiss him. EEWW! This could be the worst play date ever.

Children have enjoyed the misadventures of trouble-prone Froggy in more than twenty books. Froggy just never learns--and that's why we love him!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Froggy’s Worst Playdate:

“London deals with a classic young-child dilemma—wrestling with the embarrassment of having a crush—with sympathetic humor.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
Praise for Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz's Froggy books:

"A good choice for reading aloud.... Any youngster who has ever bundled up for wintertime will surely laugh out loud over this addled amphibian's constant dressing and undressing."—Publishers Weekly on Froggy Gets Dressed

 “Perfect to comfort any kid a little hesitant at the first swimming lesson. Giggles come with the lesson.”—The Orlando Sentinel on Froggy Learns To Swim

“The accessible text, with its sound effects and overall sense of fun, is a pleasure to read aloud. Even nonreaders can enjoy the story through the cartoonlike illustrations. Another winning entry in the Froggy series.”—Booklist on Froggy Goes To Bed

Children's Literature - Susan Treadway
Delightfully playful, innocently mischievous, and wonderfully ageless, Froggy once again brings his unique approach to an everyday dilemma. This time he wants to find a playmate for Saturday, something which should be very easy to do. However, he soon becomes disappointed when one prospect after another declines his generous and enthusiastic offer. Mom intervenes much to Froggy's amazement and consternation. He boldly refuses to go on a playdate with Frogilina to the movies. In fact, he becomes a loud nuisance in the house with the author's classic rendition of "Frrooggyy!" repeated throughout this boisterous tale. Of course, Froggy indeed has a playdate with his new friend, but with his Dad as their escort. A few movie theater antics such as throwing popcorn cause a mild, temporary raucous. At one point Frogilina plants a big smooch on her highly embarrassed friend who proclaims, "Eeewwwwww!" Having delicious ice cream cones on the way home attempt to save the day, but with a drip, drip, drip right on Froggy's lap. Clearly a candidate for reading aloud many times over, Froggy stories ring true to life for all types of readers with hilarious fun on every page, perfect for all ages. Reviewer: Susan Treadway
Kirkus Reviews
Fans expect a flop flop flop in every Froggy adventure, but in this latest work, Froggy's emotions flip-flop more than his webbed feet ever do. Froggy wakes up, excited to start the weekend by going outside to play. But none of his friends are home. Luckily, his mom has a solution: She has set up a play date with Frogilina. Froggy's reaction? "I'M NOT GOING!" Froggy slams the door--"BLAM!"--wails on his saxophone ("SQUAAAAAAWK") and throws a ball against the wall ("thump thump thump") to release some anger. But then he realizes that he does want to see the movie, even if Frogilina has to come along. He snaps on his favorite bowtie, slaps on some of Dad's aftershave (Froggy's true feelings come out) and heads to the theater. Froggy, of course, can't sit still for an entire movie, and somehow Frogilina manages yet again to give him a great big smooch on the cheek. EEEWWW. London deals with a classic young-child dilemma--wrestling with the embarrassment of having a crush--with sympathetic humor. A post-movie visit to an ice-cream stand feels more tacked on to provide additional sound-effect opportunities than derived organically from the story, alas. Not the most smoothly transitioned of Froggy fare, but endearing nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670014279
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/07/2013
Series:
Froggy Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
724,960
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
AD410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Praise for Froggy’s Worst Playdate:

“London deals with a classic young-child dilemma—wrestling with the embarrassment of having a crush—with sympathetic humor.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
Praise for Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz's Froggy books:

"A good choice for reading aloud.... Any youngster who has ever bundled up for wintertime will surely laugh out loud over this addled amphibian's constant dressing and undressing."—Publishers Weekly on Froggy Gets Dressed

 “Perfect to comfort any kid a little hesitant at the first swimming lesson. Giggles come with the lesson.”—The Orlando Sentinel on Froggy Learns To Swim

“The accessible text, with its sound effects and overall sense of fun, is a pleasure to read aloud. Even nonreaders can enjoy the story through the cartoonlike illustrations. Another winning entry in the Froggy series.”—Booklist on Froggy Goes To Bed

Meet the Author

Jonathan London has written poems and novels as well as the twenty-two books about Froggy.

Frank Remkiewicz creates art for greeting cards and posters, and has illustrated all of the Froggy books.

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