Synopses & Reviews
Itand#8217;s the Frog family reunion, and all of Joeand#8217;s relatives have gathered together. Everybodyand#8217;s having funand#151;everyone except for Joe. With so many Frogs around, youand#8217;d think that surely somebody would play with Joe, but everyone says heand#8217;s too big, too small, too fast, or too slow. No matter where poor Joe turns, all he hears is and#147;noand#8221; . . . until a very special guest arrivesand#151;someone with an appreciation for Joe and his boundless energy, someone who even has her own set of wheels.
Bright, appealing illustrations feature Joeand#8217;s mishaps with all kinds of things that go: tricycles, skateboards, roller skates, and more.
Anderson's art, with its expressive lines full of brightly colored action, are clean visual narratives depicting Joe in red overalls while trying everything with wheels, from skateboard to toy train and toy airplane to baby buggy. The simple rhymed text has the kind of legs that Joe would admire: tireless, and shot through with the music of motion.
True to the small child's viewpoint of a world full of powerful grownups, the latest uproarious picture book about Joe the frog perfectly captures Joe's frustration as he tries to get attention and join the adults' activities at a family reunion. . . . Illustrated with bright, boisterous line-and-watercolor pictures, the simple rhyming text . . . will draw story-hour listeners as well as beginning readers to a scenario they may recognize.
Beginning readers will enjoy the rollicking rhyme and equally active art. They will also identify with Joe's need for attention and the endless refusals he receives. . . . A book with a lot of child appeal.
School Library Journal
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? With kid-pleasing effects and punchy illustrations, this sequel to Froggy Gets Dressed is "a fun-for-all, tongue-tangling, giggle-getting, rousing read aloud" (School Library Journal).Full color.
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Spring is finally here, and Froggy can t wait to go on a bike trip with his dad. But first he needs to find his bicycle helmet, butterfly net, and trading cards will Froggy get on the road before sunset? With kid-pleasing sound effects and punchy illustrations, Let Go, Froggy Is the perfect choice for the read-aloud crowd.
A fun-for-all, tongue-tangling, giggle-getting, rousing read-aloud. . . . Should be a storytime favorite. School Library Journal
"Remkiewicz's illustrations are as punchy as ever, and his exaggeratedly expressive characters are almost infectiously eager." Publishers Weekly
An IRA-CBC Children's Choice
A Children's Book of the Month Club Main Selection
A Junior Library Guild Selection"
With bonus activities included, this new addition to the Green Light Readers' Level 1 collection follows our energetic frog friend to a family reunion.and#160; With familiar words and short sentences geared for early reading success, and fun and familiar scenarios, this book is sure to be hopping good fun for beginning readers!
About the Author
PEGGYandnbsp;PERRYandnbsp;ANDERSONandnbsp;is a former elementary school art teacher who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has written sixandnbsp;early readers about Joe the Frog. They include Let's Clean Up, Joe on the Go, To the Tub, Out to Lunch,andnbsp; Time for Bed, the Babysitter Said, and Iandnbsp;Can Help!.