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Title:
Froggy plays in the band
Author:
London, Jonathan, 1947-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Summary:
Froggy's marching band practices for their debut at the Apple Blossom Parade, hoping to win the big prize.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
190 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 57166.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 1 Quiz: 33899 Guided reading level: J.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780670035328
Format :
Book

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Summary

A marching band contest is being held and Froggy is determined to win! So he and his friends-some old pals and some new ones-each choose an instrument and practice, practice, practice. When the contest begins, everything is going well. Frogilina leads the band twirling her baton. Froggy even remembers Miss Martin's instructions: "Don't look left. Don't look right. AND DON'T STOP FOR ANYTHING!" But just as the band approaches the judges, Frogilina's baton goes flying-and that's when things really get wild.


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)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

In Froggy and friends' latest adventure, they enter a marching band contest, and Miss Martin's rules are clear: "Don't look left/ Don't look right/ And Don't stop for Anything!" So when they reach the reviewing stand, the obedient hero gets bonked in the head by Frogilina's falling baton in Froggy Plays in the Band by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz. ( Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Froggy is back. After reading a sign in school about a marching band contest and a "Big Prize!" he follows the suggestion of the music teacher to start one with his friends and compete against other schools. He remembers his dad's old saxophone in the attic and then he gets: "Max on drums-. Leah on triangle-. Emma on recorder-. And Hannah, her twin, on cymbals-." Frogilina doesn't play an instrument, but she can twirl a baton. The music teacher tells them the rules for marching bands: "Don't look left. Don't look right. And DON'T STOP FOR ANYTHING!" Finally, after three weeks of practicing, the big day arrives. Everyone is looking straight ahead, and not stopping for anything, until Frogilina tosses her baton-and misses-knocking Froggy down right in front of the judges' stand. Remkiewicz's vividly colorful and animated signature illustrations will produce the same results that all Froggy fans enjoy-giggles, laughter, and fun-whether the book is read aloud or independently. However, this is a slightly different protagonist: he's more focused and independent. These added dimensions are particularly evidenced in how he handles this mishap. Froggy is growing up. What a great transition for children to witness, even if he is green.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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