Saturday, July 21, 2018

"Froggie Series" - an infowrap







The "Froggy Series" Is Full of Big Lessons and Everyday Humour for Kids










Sharing a guest post today from readbrightly.com
by Regina Hayes
 I love the Froggie books and have used them many times in my classroom.  Enjoy! 






Regina Hayes began her career at Coward McCann, and subsequently was Executive Editor at Dial Books for Young Readers. After moving to Viking, she was President and Publisher for Viking Children’s Books for 30 years. She is now Editor-at-Large at Viking.








Since Froggy Gets Dressed, the first Froggy book, appeared in 1992, Froggy has been enthusiastically embraced by teachers, librarians, parents, and, most importantly, children. Twenty-six subsequent picture books have chronicled Froggy’s adventures, from holiday celebrations to many new learning experiences. What is the source of his enduring popularity?

Froggy is Everychild. Like Curious George, Froggy is continually getting himself in hot water. Perhaps that’s why boys in particular love Froggy. Froggy is an eternal optimist and he always has big plans, whether he’s building a tree house, setting up a lemonade stand, or just learning to ride a bike. He always expects to be the best, to triumph, but somehow his big plans go awry, leaving him, in the signature line of the books, “with his face more red than green.” But lovable Froggy is surrounded by good friends and loving family, including his little sister Pollywogilina, and they are ready to console him and encourage him to embark on his next adventure. 

Artfully and painlessly conveyed in the amusing texts are important lessons about perseverance, friendship, and loyalty.
The Froggy books are terrific read-alouds, full of onomatopoeic words as Froggy gets himself dressed — zut, zoot, zup, zat — and sets out into the world — flop, flop flop — and there is a constant refrain of “Frrrooggyy,” as his mother reminds him of something he has forgotten to do or wear. Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated all of the Froggy books with pictures full of humor and action.

Here are just a few of my favorite Froggy stories:











by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz


The book that started it all! It takes so long for Froggy to put on all his clothes to go play in the snow that he gives up and goes back to bed.








by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

It takes a while for Froggy to learn to use his inside voice, but his kindly teacher, Miss Witherspoon, is happy to have exuberant Froggy in her class.











by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz





Froggy has big plans for all the money he will make at his lemonade stand, but it’s a hot day and he is very thirsty.












by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

Froggy hopes to be a star, but just hitting the ball is harder than it looks and he realizes that having fun is the most important thing.







by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz


Camp Run-A-Muck will never be the same after Froggy spends a week there as a camper!





 * PS-K

*  The "Froggy Series" will have the kids asking for another read ... please! 







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Friday, July 20, 2018

A wrap of appreciation today













I want to take the opportunity today to say a HUGE thank you to all the people who stop by and visit Storywraps each and every day.  When I check my stats I am astounded and humbled at the reach  this little blog has all across the world.  I especially want to thank those who so lovingly and generously donate to my cause of getting reviews of current and awesome books into the hands of kids, parents and educators to enjoy. Your monetary giving to my blog is much valued.  It is my privilege deliver high quality books to you pursue.  My goal is to help you develop kids into happy, lifelong readers. 

I spend about 8 hours a day researching, prepping and posting each and every book (or CD)  that I am privileged to work with and I love doing so. To say I is my passion is an understatement. I have met so many creative, talented people and I have learned so much from them.  The children's book industry is filled to the brim with outstanding, caring people that I love working with.  Thank you so much for supporting Storywraps and.... me!  SO APPRECIATED!   

I am heading off to a Book Festival today featuring authors, illustrators, publishers and guest speakers.  I am so looking forward to an infusion of new ideas and meeting  some very gifted and awesome people in the book world.  I am very excited for this opportunity. 

Tomorrow I will be posting as usual so please drop by and enjoy. Have a wonderful Friday, read to your bunnies and see you back here tomorrow.  Again, thank you so much for your patronage!  I love each and every one of you.  










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Thursday, July 19, 2018

"Ready to Ride" - a bookwrap











Got a little one that is learning to ride independently?  Well this imaginative book will be well received.  A quirky, fun read to enjoy!



Unwrapping






"Ready to Ride"


Authored and illustrated by Sébastien Pelon
Translated by Vanessa Miéville


 * Ages:  4 - 7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Publisher: words and pictures; Translation edition (June 19, 2018)
* Language: English 



Unwrapping some fun illustrations for you







































About the book 




A little boy is very bored.   The weather is dull and that makes him want to stay inside.  He's done some playing, reading, colouring, drawing, and sticking.  He's run out of ideas to keep himself busy.  His mom gives him a suggestion:

"Go and play outside, sweetheart.
But be careful - and don't go too far!"  

The little boy takes his mom's advice and out he goes. Once outdoors he discovers that the street is empty... but is it really?  In the distance he notices a funny shape getting closer and closer.  He soon realizes that it is a huge ball of fur wearing a pink hat and it glides right past him riding a teeny-tiny bike.

Curiousity overtakes the little guy and he hops on his bike and follows after this weird stranger wanting to find out more about him.  

Luckily the odd creature is a friendly, caring stranger who after eating the little boys training wheels (yes you heard me right, he did swallow them up)... takes it upon himself to guide, support and finally see the little boy accomplish the awesome task of riding a two-wheeler all on his own just like the big boys.  

This book is about friendship and the joy and celebration of learning to ride a two-wheeler independently.   This is a fun, imaginative book that kids will love I'm sure.  A side-note is that it is a teaching moment to talk about riding off all on your own and following strangers that you don't know.  This day and age that can pose a huge safety factor and needs to be addressed after the book is read.  




Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!






Introducing the author/ illustrator





  

 Sébastien Pelon lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the l’École Supérieure des Arts-Appliqués Duperré and worked for several years at Père Castor Flammarion. Today, he is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. He has illustrated numerous books, classic tales, covers and series.










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