This series of books about a lovable, yet easily embarrassed, frog will delight young children and keep them attentive to his antics and forgetfulness. He’s not against skipping hibernation to join his friends in on some winter fun, too. You may recognize some of his impulsive energy in your own children. Throughout each story, Jonathan London uses a variety of sound words (onomatopoeia) to accompany Froggy’s actions. All of these books are appropriate for ages 3-8. Perfect for family read alouds, but not bedtime! You and your little ones will be bursting out in giggles too frequently to settle down. Here is a list of some of my family’s favorites. Which ones do your family enjoy?
Froggy Gets Dressed
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.
Froggy Bakes a Cake
It’s Froggy’s mother’s birthday, and Froggy wants to bake her birthday cake all by himself. He gathers the chocolate, the sugar, the eggs, the flour, and pretty soon, Froggy has all the ingredients he needs to make?a big mess! Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz have collaborated on the six previous Froggy books, and they’ve cooked up another winner here, sweetened with generous helpings of Froggy humor and charm.
Froggy’s Best Christmas
Froggy has never celebrated Christmas; usually he’s taking his long winter’s nap. But not this year! Froggy’s best friend, Max the beaver, wakes him up to join the fun. Soon, Froggy’s gotten into the swing of things: finding a tree, wrapping presents, singing carols, and enjoying a holiday feast. Join Froggy as he celebrates his very first, and very best, Christmas!
Froggy is sleeping over at Max’s house for the first time! He packs his sleeping bag, his pillow, his pajamas, and even his toothbrush. Now, he’s ready to flop flop flop off to Max’s house. But then Froggy decides it would be a good idea to go back to his own house. So off they go—shloop! Then Max gets a tummy ache and wants to go back to his own house. So off they go—shloop! Back and forth they go between the two houses. Froggy’s Sleepover is sure to dissolve any sleepover worries into giggles as Froggy and Max delight young readers with sleepover fun.
Froggy Plays Soccer
It’s the day of the big game, and Froggy is ready. His soccer team is playing the Wild Things for the City Cup. All Froggy has to do is remember the rule: “Head it! Boot it! Knee it! Shoot it! BUT DON’T USE YOUR HANDS!” But Froggy’s busy doing cartwheels and picking daisies. Uh oh, Froggy! Here comes the ball! Budding soccer players and Froggy’s many fans will welcome Froggy’s latest hilarious adventure.
Froggy Plays in the Band
Here comes Froggy’s marching band, led by the one and only Frogilina. Froggy and his pals are sure they can win the big prize in the Apple Blossom Parade, even though they haven’t been playing together very long. They just need to remember the rules: Don’t look left. Don’t look right. And DON’T STOP FOR ANYTHING! But when Froggy’s around ,things never go quite as planned…
Froggy Goes to the Doctor
Froggy is going to the doctor for a checkup, and he’s feeling a little nervous. What if the doctor wants to give me a shot?? he thinks. He worries as he dresses and then he can’t sit still in the waiting room. Finally, it’s time to go in and change for his exam, but . . . OOOPS! He’s forgotten his underwear! And that’s just the beginning of Froggy’s hilarious doctor visit that ends reassuringly with a gold star and a lollipop.
Let’s Go, Froggy!
It’s a beautiful morning, and Froggy can’t wait to go on a picnic with his dad. But first he needs his bicycle helmet, butterfly net, and trading cards. Will Froggy get on the road before sunset?
Froggy’s First Kiss
He can’t even think straight when she’s around. When Frogilina smiles at him through the monkey bars, Froggy falls smack on his head-bonk! So with Valentine’s Day just a week away, Froggy gets busy making an extra-special valentine. The fifth book about the irrepressible Froggy, this is sure to keep children giggling with delight. An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Book
Froggy’s Worst Playdate
A play date with a girl? Froggy is horrified! What will his friends say? But when Dad bribes him with the promise of a movie outing, Froggy has to agree, even if he won’t sit next to Frogilina. She might try to kiss him. EEWW! This could be the worst play date ever.