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The Resource Froggy's birthday wish, by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

Froggy's birthday wish, by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

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Froggy's birthday wish
Title
Froggy's birthday wish
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by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
Title variation
Froggys birthday wish
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Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's Froggy's birthday, but no one has remembered. His parents don't seem to realize it's his special day, and none of his friends are at home to wish him a happy birthday. Will Froggy celebrate his birthday all alone? Has everyone really forgotten?"--
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  • Preschool-Kindergarten Froggy awakens on his birthday ready to celebrate, but his family doesn’t even mention his big day. Did they forget? None of his friends are home. Did they forget, too? A surprise party sends his spirits soaring again, though as he opens present after present, he wonders if he will get his unspoken birthday wish. Froggy’s amphibian nature is comically underscored when he and his friends enjoy a sweet treat: chocolate-covered flies. With a conventional story and colorful, cartoonlike illustrations, the twenty-fifth picture book in the Froggy series invites fans to enjoy the irrepressible high spirits of this popular character. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 01-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 9)
  • PreS-Gr 1 — In this addition to the series, Froggy makes a wish on the eve of his birthday. The next morning, his mother and father behave as if nothing is out of the ordinary. Froggy then attempts to visit three of his friends, none of whom is home. Disheartened and believing that everybody has forgotten his big day, the young frog trudges home and walks into a surprise party. He receives a series of havoc-wreaking presents including a skateboard, a scooter, and a pogo stick. Finally, he receives the gift that turns out to be the one he had wished for: a fly-filled piñata. Froggy's standard onomatopoeic morning routine always makes for entertaining reading out loud (he gets dressed with a "zip zoop! zup!" and enters the kitchen with a "flop flop flop"). The forgotten-birthday-turned-surprise-party is a little worn out, but this plot thread takes up only a few pages, allowing for plenty of Froggy shenanigans at the event itself. The situational humor at the party, conveyed in a boldly colored, cartoon style, makes this story: Max's mother's expression when Froggy accidentally attempts to "pin the tail" on her bottom, Froggy and Frogilina about to collide with each other, a piñata full of flies crashing down on Froggy's head. Froggy's many fans will continue to enjoy his mischief.—Sara White, Seminole County Public Library, Casselberry, FL --Sara White (Reviewed December 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 12, p106)
  • In his 24th adventure, Froggy finally celebrates a birthday.Froggy cannot wait. He starts the day off right by singing "Happy birthday to meeeeeeeee!" while bouncing excitedly on his bed. But when he sees his family at the breakfast table, no one seems to remember that it is his special day. So he flops over to all of his friends' houses, but no one is home. Has everyone forgotten Froggy's birthday?! Of course not—there's a surprise party waiting for him at home. The story arc then shifts to Froggy's presents (all providing fodder for Froggy's wild antics and zany sound effects) before finally settling on Froggy's birthday wish—a piñata, given to him by none other than Frogilina. The story plods, er, flops along with no real momentum. Remkiewicz's expressive characters do their best to add energy, and the extra zings and bonks help, but as the subject suggests, Froggy just may be getting old. Predictable fare to be sure, but series fans will likely follow Froggy wherever he goes. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2015)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10404019
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
London, Jonathan
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 510L
  • Decoding demand: 69 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 61 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 63 (high)
  • Structure demand: 79 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
Reading level
2.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Remkiewicz, Frank
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True
Series statement
Froggy books (Jonathan London)
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birthdays
  • Parties
  • Frogs
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Froggy's birthday wish, by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
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  • rdacontent
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Control code
1067700
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780670015726
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014020581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670015726
  • (OCoLC)881560424
Label
Froggy's birthday wish, by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1067700
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780670015726
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014020581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670015726
  • (OCoLC)881560424

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