Froggy goes to bed

Jonathan London, 1947-

Book - 2000

Froggy finds many ways to delay bedtime.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Viking 2000.
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : ill
ISBN
0670888605
Main Author
Jonathan London, 1947- (-)
Other Authors
Frank Remkiewicz (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

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. ((Reviewed March 1, 2000)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

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 Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Every kid will recognize Froggy's hilarious antics to postpone going to bed, from searching for that favorite toy, to finding the toothbrush, to getting that final drink of water, and of course, a goodnight kiss. 25,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Froggy finds many ways to delay bedtime

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Froggy finds many ways to delay bedtime.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

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.