Froggy Goes to the Library (Froggy)

by Jonathan London (Author) Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)

Froggy Goes to the Library (Froggy)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Froggy
When Froggy, Mom, and Pollywogilina set out for the library, Froggy brings a wheelbarrow to hold all the books he plans to borrow but he is so excited that he forgets to use his indoor voice.
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PreS-Gr 2--Froggy is super excited to go to the public library and bring home some amazing books. While there, he is a little overly boisterous and gets reprimanded by Miss Otterbottom to use his indoor voice, not to stand on the furniture, and to act politely. Then, there is a storytime, and though Froggy thinks it is for babies, he eventually gets engaged in the story and, in his involvement, causes a big disruption. The librarian ends up incorporating his disruption into her storytime, and after it's over, they have a nice interaction. This is a typical Froggy book-Froggy goes into a situation, he makes some mistakes, he makes some observations, and everything is fine in the end. Portrayals of the library model how both how kids are expected to act in the library and how caring library staff make exceptions when rules are broken. There is no shushing, only gentle reminders. In the end, Froggy takes out a ton of books. The cartoon illustrations are typical for the series, colorful and consistent throughout. VERDICT A good story about visiting the public library and a solid addition to the "Froggy" series.--Heather Massa, East Rockaway Public Library, NY

Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Praise for Froggy Goes to the Library

"Another uproarious adventure. . . Remkiewicz's brightly colored, cartoonish scenes, which depict lots of bouncy action, are a great complement for London's energetic text and irrepressible character. A natural fit for a fun library storytime." —Booklist

"A good story about visiting the public library and a solid addition to the 'Froggy' series." —School Library Journal

"This wonderful tale certainly shows how fun the library can be." —School Library Connection
Jonathan London
Jonathan London has written many books about his most popular character, Froggy. Jonathan also writes novels and poetry, as well as other picture books. He lives in Graton, California. Follow him at

Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated all the Froggy books, as well as many other children's books. He has also created art for posters and greeting cards. He lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication date
March 20, 2016
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV047000 - Juvenile Fiction | Books & Libraries
JUV002120 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Frogs & Toads
Library of Congress categories
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Frogs & Toads
JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries

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