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Title:
Froggy goes to bed
Author:
London, Jonathan, 1947-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Summary:
Froggy finds many ways to delay bedtime.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
130 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.0 0.5 43610.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 1 Quiz: 23963 Guided reading level: J.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780670888603
Format :
Book

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Summary

There are so many ways to postpone going to bed--and Froggy knows them all! First he has to find the lost boat that's essential to his bath, next the toothbrush that finally turns up in the cookie jar. Then he moves on to the familiar routine of a last drink of water, a favorite bedtime story and one more goodnight kiss. With inventive antics every child will recognize, Froggy makes bedtime rituals hilariously his own.

Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz collaborated on the seven popular previous Froggy books: Froggy Gets Dressed, Let's Go, Froggy!, Froggy Learns to Swim, Froggy Goes to School, Froggy's First Kiss, Froggy Plays Soccer , and the latest, Froggy's Halloween .


Author Notes

Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s, he was reading his poems in San Francisco jazz clubs, and those experiences found their way into his witty children's book Hip Cat, which has been featured on the PBS children's television show Reading Rainbow.

After writing down the tale The Owl Who Became the Moon in 1989, London began to wonder if other people might want to read it. He picked up his kids' copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and saw that the book was published by Dutton, so he casually decided to send his story to them. Surprisingly enough, they wanted to publish him. Working with different illustrators, and occasionally with co-authors, London has produced literally dozens of books. Most have appeared under his name, but some have come out under a pseudonym, which still remains a secret.He has published over forty books and has earned recognitions from organizations like the National Science Teachers Association.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. Froggy is tired out from a long, hard day of play, but he puts off bedtime as long as possible. Every part of the ritual involves a search: for his boat (found in the laundry bin); for his pajamas (found behind his desk); for his toothbrush (found in the cookie jar); and so on. Froggy goes to sleep only after his mother, trying to keep her eyes open during the bedtime story, begins to snore. Preschoolers will enjoy the combination of the familiar situations and good-natured silliness, as they watch this master staller at work. 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, notable for their buoyancy of line and vibrancy of colors. Another winning entry in the Froggy series. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Froggy's stalling tactics will delight any child who has ever begged to stay up just a few more minutes. When his mother announces that it is bedtime, the frog's familiar response is, "No! I'm not tired." He goes through all the usual bedtime rituals of taking a bath, putting on his pajamas, brushing his teeth, and finding his huggy (a human rag doll), all of which are hidden in the most unlikely places. Before he goes to sleep, he snacks on a bowl of flies, which makes him thirsty for a drink, which he spills. Exhausted, his mother tells him to go to sleep, but he begs for a story. Predictably, she falls asleep reading to him. The tireless amphibian gives her a hug, and finally goes to sleep, too. Sounds like "flop flop flop," "splash splash splash," and "Munch scrunch munch" will encourage children's participation, and youngsters will giggle at all the silly places Froggy searches for the things he needs before bed. Remkiewicz's bold, funny cartoons vary from several small pictures on a white background to full-spread paintings. The art echoes the text and will appeal to children. A great bedtime story.-Elizabeth O'Brien, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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