Synopses & Reviews
For the first time ever, Kermit the Frog, the world's most famous amphibian shares his own story in a funny, heartfelt book about his life and yours. After telling the tale of his remarkable career, and about all the amazing people (like Jim Henson) and pigs (like you-know-who) he's met along the way, Kermit shares his advice on many of life's milestones:
Before You Leap: A Frog's Eye View of Life's Greatest Lessons
- Growing up Every tadpole must drop their tail. How to get the drop on life.
- Falling In Love Hollywood romance, interspecies dating. No one knows more about love than this frog.
- Starting a Career Kermit climbed out of the swamp and into Hollywood, where he even worked naked. (Still does, in fact). How to make a big splash in life.
- Managing your Finances Making it easier to make green and keep it.
- Enjoying the Good life Friends, laughter and sharing Fridays With Fozzie.
. A Perfect Gift for Graduates, Retirees, Parents, Pigs, Bears, Penguins and anyone else still looking for their very own rainbow connection.
"Kermit follows up last year's It's Not Easy Being Green with this self-help memoir, in which he uses his life experiences from his humble beginnings in a family of 2,353 through his fifty years in the entertainment business to help readers lead a better life. Discussing his early career, Kermit admits to some less-than-sterling gigs ('I'd work naked') and the concessions he made to find a place show business: 'I'd work with pigs. It seemed like a harmless egalitarian gesture at the time.' Kermit's views on love in Chapter 12, 'Love, Amphibian Style: Romancing the Pig and Other Warnings,' come from his tumultuous relationship with Miss Piggy, as 'love has always been defined by Miss Piggy (She even sent me a dictionary with our picture next to the word "love.").' Miss Piggy also has business tips to offer in 'Miss Piggy's Secrets of Success,' and most of the Muppet cast makes an appearance in such features as 'Fridays with Fozzie' and a Muppet roundtable that includes Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Floyd Pepper. Though his advice on handling the ups and downs of life isn't ground-breaking, Kermit's delivery is funny and gentle throughout, and bound to be a comfort to fans especially during the downs (for which, see Chapter 8, 'When Bad Things Happen to Good Frogs')." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Kermit the Frog celebrates his 50th anniversary by sharing the inspiring life lessons he's learned as a frog. Told with wit and wisdom, the book addresses many of life's milestones including growing up, leaving home, falling in love, and starting a career. It's perfect for a new graduate, retiree, parent, or anyone ready for a fresh outlook on life.
Take a leap into life with your favorite frog! Kermit the Frog is back and he's celebrating his 50th anniversary by sharing the inspiring life lessons he's learned as a frog.
Told in Kermit's lovable voice with all the wit and wisdom he shared on The Muppet Show, Sesame Street and classic TV specials, the book addresses many of life's milestones including growing up, leaving home, falling in love, and starting a career.
It also provides helpful advice on managing your finances, getting along with others, keeping your cool in difficult situations, staying fit, and more.
It's perfect for a new graduate, retiree, parent or anyone ready for a fresh outlook on life.
About the Author
Kermit the Frog is an international TV and movie star and a beloved entertainer-but he is also, a humanitarian, amphibitarian, an educator and, of course, the world's most famous pig-dater. During his first 50 years in show business, Kermit's career has taken him everywhere and given him the opportunity to work with many of the greatest stars of several generations. He has had two of the most successful and celebrated programs in television history (The Muppet Show and Sesame Street) and made more than a half-dozen movies (including his classic biopic The Muppet Movie). He has also had a successful career as a recording artist, with hits like It's Not That Easy Being Green and "Rainbow Connection". He has met the Queen of England, been the first-and only-frog to ever guest host The Tonight Show, appeared as a correspondent on Nightline, had his likeness immortalized in giant balloon form for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, served as Grand Marshall in the Tournament of Roses Parade, and been honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kermit the Frog currently lives in a swamp, though he also has a pad in Hollywood, which he shares with pigs, bears and various other friends. He dedicates this book to Jim Henson, "who first held me up for the world to see, and to the lovers, the dreamersàand you."