Froggy Gets a Doggy (Froggy)

by Jonathan London (Author) Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)

Froggy Gets a Doggy (Froggy)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Froggy
Froggy and his little sister Polly want a dog of their own, but Doggy proves harder to train than Froggy anticipated.
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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1--In this long running series, Froggy has played soccer and T-ball, learned to swim, gone on a play date, baked a cake, and vacationed in Hawaii, among other things. Now he gets a dog. As the family searches for the best pet, he is determined to bring home a puppy even though his mother tells him how much work it will be. Though the pup isn't all Froggy expected-in one scene he fetches mom's underwear instead of a stick-Froggy bonds with the pet after cuddling in bed and waking up to wet puppy kisses. Froggy is a bit dismayed when the day begins again with a trip outside with the dreaded pooper scooper. London writes with a focus on creating a lively read-aloud experience, while offering an important lesson about responsibility. The saturated cartoon images of this iconic series show lots of movement. Froggy fans will enjoy this latest installment.--Jennifer Miskec, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

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Review quotes

Praise for Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz's Froggy books: "A good choice for reading aloud.... Any youngster who has ever bundled up for wintertime will surely laugh out loud over this addled amphibian's constant dressing and undressing."—Publishers Weekly on Froggy Gets Dressed "Perfect to comfort any kid a little hesitant at the first swimming lesson. Giggles come with the lesson."—The Orlando Sentinel on Froggy Learns To Swim"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. Another winning entry in the Froggy series."—Booklist on Froggy Goes To Bed

"Froggy's natural exuberance and excitement are infectious..."—School Library Journal
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
February 20, 2014
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002190 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Pets
JUV002070 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
JUV002120 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Frogs & Toads
Library of Congress categories
Dog adoption
Froggy (Fictitious character)

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