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Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

Froggy Gets Dressed

by Jonathan London

Other authors: Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)

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Series: Froggy

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Froggy Gets Dressed is about a little frog excited to go outside and play in the snow. When the momma frog tells the Froggy that frogs hibernate during the winter, Froggy isn't not having it. He is too excited to go out and play in the school so he jumps up and goes outside. As Froggy reaches outside, his mother yells out to him to let him know he forgot to put something on. This happens throughout the whole story where the mom keeps reminding Froggy he is forgetting to put on something. For example, his underwear, boots, his pants, socks, and his hat. Finally at the end, Froggy remembers to put on everything but when it is time to go back out and play, he is way too tired from going in and out to change and hibernates for the winter. This would be such a fun book to read out loud to a young class and laugh about. ( )
  lcrosby | Mar 30, 2016 |
Summary:This book shows a little frog getting ready to go play in the snow, but he keeps forgetting to put on certain clothing items. For example, he puts his boots on and goes outside without any snowpants. He mixes up the order more than one time and mom has to remind him that he forgot something. The author shows the children examples and nonexamples of how to get ready correctly as Froggy does eventually get dressed appropriately toward the end of the story.

Reflection: The author makes it clear about the correct process for getting ready to play in the snow. The pictures clearly indicate what Froggy is missing when he forgets something to put on. The story is also easy to ask questions about (what is froggy missing, what did he forget, etc). To deepen the purpose of reading the book to my current students, I could point out what Froggy did right or wrong with getting dressed. I could also have pictures of winter clothes to use at the end of the story to demonstrate how to put them on in the correct order to retell the part of the story where Froggy gets dressed correctly. I want the part where he gets it right to be the last thing my students see and hear.
  thompsobro | Feb 5, 2016 |
Froggy is dying to go outside and play in the snow - even though his mom tells him he needs to sleep until spring. But when he realizes how much work it is to stay warm in the snow, he changes his mind and goes back to sleep. This book is great for reading out loud because of the sound effects as Froggy gets dressed and the frustrations he deals with while attempting to go outside.

Characters: Froggy, Froggy's parents
Setting: Froggy's house
Theme: Playing in the snow

Possible post-reading discussions may include:
persistance; dressing appropriately; listening to the wisdom of parents; playing in the snow; and frogs and their habitats.
  kimberlyfox | Oct 1, 2015 |
Such a funny Laugh our Loud book. Poor froggy want's to play in the snow when he should be sleeping for the winter. He gets so exhausted by the time he's finally done getting dressed that he just crawls back to bed. This definitely had be thinking of the term "mamma knows best" and maybe not getting too excited about things is also important. ( )
  gracelovera | Sep 8, 2015 |
This book can easily be made into a predicting lesson. Froggy runs outside to play in the snow but every time he begins playing he notices he is missing either his pants, mittens, hat, shirt, scarf.
  ecm014 | Dec 1, 2014 |
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Remkiewicz, FrankIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McDonough, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140544577, Paperback)

One morning Froggy wakes up and discovers snow--glorious snow! Of course he immediately wants to frolic outside, but his sleepy mother reminds him that frogs are supposed to sleep all winter. "Wake up when the snow melts," she calls out from her cozy bed. But Froggy insists. So off he goes after putting on his socks--"zoop," his boots--"zup," his hat--"zat," and his scarf--"zwit." The playful sound effects are perfect for read-aloud merriment and the watercolor illustrations by Frank Remkiewicz (Horrible Harry) are comic-strip silly. As soon as Froggy gets outside his mother calls out to remind him to put on his pants. This, as any child knows, means laboriously pulling off all footwear. "Zwit, zat, zup, zut." Then he forgets his coat and it's more "zut, znap, zum." And then--horror of horrors!--his mother yells out in front of all his animal playmates, "Froggy, your underwear!" (Which of course elicits giggles.) Ultimately, the on- and off-again dressing is too exhausting for Froggy and he winds up right back where he belongs. Good night, Froggy. For more adventures of Jonathan London's Froggy, explore Froggy Goes to School, Froggy Learns to Swim, and Froggy's First Kiss. (Ages 2 to 6) --Gail Hudson

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Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.

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