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Froggy's Worst Playdate

Jonathan London. Frank Remkiewicz, illus
Item #: D71004
Format: Cloth
Pages/Publication Date: 32 / 2013
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670014279
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A play date with a girl? Froggy is horrified—what will his friends say? But in this tale for readers 4 to 7, Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz's popular amphibian hero agrees to accompany Frogilina when Dad Frog promises movie tickets—even though he refuses to sit next to her, in case she might try to kiss him.

"London deals with a classic young-child dilemma—wrestling with the embarrassment of having a crush—with sympathetic humor."—Kirkus Reviews

"Froggy is back and his Saturday is about to take a turn that he didn't expect. When Froggy's friends are unavailable to play, Mom Frog takes things into her own hands. Much to her son's dismay, she has arranged for Dad Frog to take Froggy and Frogilina to see a movie: The Frog Prince. Froggy's flip-flopping emotions catapult him through his day as he struggles to decide if this play date with a girl really is the worst play date ever. London continues with his effective use of onomatopoeia.... Froggy dresses himself with 'zip! zoop! zut!' In addition, repetition and personification offer teachers abundant fodder for writing lessons."—School Library Journal

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