This description may be from another edition of this product. 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.
Es un libro divertido--It's a fun book in English & Spanish
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 13 years ago
I love this book in both English and Spanish. As a Spanish teacher I use it to introduce both clothing and reflexive verbs. It's a great translation. Me encanta este libro. Es un libro divertido que yo, como maestra, uso para introducir la ropa y los verbos reflexivos. Conozco bien el cuento y los estudiantes les gusta cuando lo leo con mucha expresión.
FABULOSO para chiquitos y no tan chiquitos
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 14 years ago
I am only familiar with this Spanish version, and when i taught Bilingual Pre-K/Kinder in Texas it was a classroom favorite!! Now with my own 20month old son it has had the same result!! (We began reading this book to him earlier, but he really started enjoying the book at 15 months). The book is repetetive (a good thing) for the kids to be able to anticipate the ocurrances, and they love the sounds as Froggy puts on his articles of clothing in order to be able to go out and play in the snow. (If you act it out as Froggy puts on the clothes they love it even more and begin to imitate you.) Kids learn articles of clothing as well as have a lot of fun with the story! A great addition to a child's library!
4 1/2 Reversive Recursive: Fun With Froggy
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
Another in the prolific Jonathan London's "Froggy" series, this book about the amphibious one is a recursive story about all the clothes you must wear on a snowy day--and all the clothes you must take off (in the reverse order) when you forget to put some on. In this Froggy tale, our green hero wakes up with incredible enthusiasm--it's like he was raised on caffeine--and he just CANNOT wait to go out and play in the snow. "No! No! cried Froggy. "I'm awake! awake! I want to go out and play in the snow." Straight away, he puts on his socks, boots, hat, scarf, and mittens. London cleverly uses different sound effects for each item (e.g., socks get a "zoop!," and mittens, a "zum!"), and different verbs for each action: A scarf is tied on, boots are pulled. However, just as the excited Froggy is ready to join the other animals in the snow, his mother yells, "Frrrooggyy!" (and that's a direct quote) "Did you forget to put something on?" Froggy discovers that he forgot one important thing--to put on his pants. That, of course, is an almost certain lock on kids' attention. But first, Froggy has to take off all his clothes (except his socks--they don't get in the way), put on his pants, then put them all his clothes on again. The hasty frog's mood jumps from joyful to exasperated surprise to determined. Subsequently, his mother clues him into noticing that he has forgotten his coat and shirt, and, of course, his underwear. All this putting on and taking off and putting back on tires Froggy out, and he crawls back into bed. The book's basic plot and repetitive scheme will engage most toddlers, and teach them a lot about clothes (they all look so cozy!), sequencing, and word structure. The illustrations, colors, and font are big and bright, and despite all the action, the pages look uncluttered. (One very minor complaint regards the synchronization of text and illustration. On one of the three pages where Froggy realizes he forget to put something on, he is shown smiling as he prepares a snowball. It's really unfortunate when this sort of editing error occurs, and I've seen such problems [poor continuity is another example] in other books for kids.) Illustrator Frank Remkiewicz also does wonders with facial and body expressions. Still, I wonder whether somewhat older toddlers and those in early elementary school might feel a little disappointed that Froggy doesn't get to play. It's realistic--a kid or a frog WOULD get tired with all that dressing exercise--but I didn't like that the mom smiles so broadly when Froggy goes back to bed. However, I doubt that the intended audience is going to give a rivet about that.
Fun for Young and Old!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
My wife is an elementary school teacher. We stumbled across this book in another teacher's classroom, and had a great time reading through it. For kids, "Froggy" uses a very memorable story to teach them the basics of dressing. Even if they already know, they'll have a great time reading this book along with you.I'd recommend this book to any parent who is looking for a fun and educational story to read to their child. Kindergarten teachers, I'm sure, already know the great value of "Froggy Gets Dressed." You and your kid(s) are guaranteed to have a good time with this one!
Kids just LOVE this book!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
As a kindergarten teacher, I have a pretty good idea about what kids like. This is one of their favorites. They ask to hear it over and over again. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a great book. The premise is that Froggy wants to go out and play in the snow and keeps forgetting to put all his clothes on. In the end he left without underwear. The kids literally roar with laughter. A great book all the way around!
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