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Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

Froggy Gets Dressed

by Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)

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Series: Froggy

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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

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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 |
I really enjoyed this book! It is a great text for beginning readers because the language is very simple, yet descriptive. For example one-page states, “He tugged on his mittens-ZUM! And flopped outside into the snow-FLOP FLOP FLOP.” This helps younger readers visualize what is happening in the story! The book was also silly and engaging, as the main character leaves his house without underwear on and his mom embarrasses him. The main message in this book was the importance of following routines. ( )
  jtaylo41 | May 11, 2014 |
The snow has finally fallen! Froggy is excited to play in the snow. he hurry's up and gets dressed, but he soon realizes he forgot his underwear!!
  tina265 | Apr 22, 2014 |
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London, Jonathanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Remkiewicz, FrankIllustratormain 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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