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I took my frog to the library
Kimmel, Eric A.
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Publication Information:
New York : Puffin Books ; [Place of publication not identified] : Live Oak Media, [1997]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog + 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
A young girl brings her pets to the library-- with predictably disastrous results.
Reading Level:

AD 430 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.5 0.5 7574.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.5 1 Quiz: 05616 Guided reading level: I.
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Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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When Bridgett brings her pets to the library, the hyena laughs so loudly nobody can hear the story, the giraffe tries to read over everybody's shoulder, and the frog jumps onto the checkout desk, scaring the librarian. But it's the well-behaved elephant who causes the biggest problems of all!

Full-color throughout.

Author Notes

Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois.

He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award.

Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-- Havoc reigns when Bridgett's animal friends accompany her to the library. Her frog frightens the librarian, her hen lays an egg in the card catalog, her python sheds her skin all over everyone, and her hyena laughs at all the wrong places during storytime. It's not until her big, very big, elephant wrecks the place that the long-suffering librarian finally tells her to leave her animals at home. Back at home, all are content to have elephant read aloud to them. Read with enough verbal flair, Kimmel's ludicrous situations will make an acceptable filler for preschool and primary story times, but storytellers will really want to ``ham it up.'' The straightforward text begs for humor and elaborations in both the oral interpretation and the illustrations. Unfortunately, Sims' simple, full-color illustrations, while attractive enough and showing a nice range of ethnic faces, are disappointing in their literalness. Despite this, Kimmel's slight story is a pleasant and not-too-demanding addition for beginning readers. --Linda Boyles, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.