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Froggy Gets Dressed (Froggy)

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Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 1st 1994 by Puffin Books (first published October 1st 1992)
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Elayna Gilbert
Feb 05, 2014 Elayna Gilbert rated it really liked it
Froggy looks outside his window! Snow Snow he said "I want to play in the snow!!". His mother told him to go back to bed and that frogs were suppose to sleep all winter until the snow is melted. But he didn't care what momma had to say. He puts on his socks, pulled on his boots, put on his hat, tied on his scarf, tugged on his mittens and flopped outside into the snow. But froggy forgot to put something on... He forgot his pants he was so excited. So he went back inside and started the process a ...more
Aug 13, 2012 Ginny rated it it was ok
Shelves: kiddo-books
Will's review last night: this was a really boring story. All he did was get dressed! I like the baseball one much better." Every series has a bomb....guess this one is it.
Mar 16, 2012 David rated it it was amazing
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London, illustrated by [author; Frank Remkiewicz] is one of the funniest of the Froggy series. Waking up during winter, Froggy wants to get dressed and play with his friends, although his mother tells him it's too cold. Every time Froggy gets outside, his mother calls "Frrrooggyy!" to remind him of something he forgot to wear. Froggy hops back into the house, gets undressed, redresses with the missing article of clothing, then hops back outside. After his mother c ...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This is a great vocab book that uses a lot of repetition - I remember from when I was little that repetition in picture books is far from boring! It's hard reading it as an adult though. Still, Froggy is quite a cute character who keeps forgetting to put on various items of clothing and has to go back inside, take it all off and start again - until he's too tired to continue and goes back to sleep, which makes his mother smile. ;)

It's also a good book for teaching kids what they need to wear to
Feb 11, 2016 Melissa rated it it was amazing
SLCO Library has a book prop of this for storytime. Kids and adults love it.
Aleasha Atoruk
Feb 01, 2016 Aleasha Atoruk rated it really liked it
Froggy Gets Dressed is a book about Froggy that wakes up in the middle of winter, and despite his mom telling him that frogs aren't supposed to be awake to play in snow, he wants to play outside anyways. He keeps forgetting to put on different parts of warm gear, and his mother shouts out the window each time. He is always taking off a bunch of gear, putting more on, forgetting some, and repeating the cycle. This book would probably make kids laugh, because his mom yells out that he forgot to pu ...more
Megan Mandl
Feb 25, 2015 Megan Mandl rated it really liked it
Personal Response: I loved reading through this book because of the rhythm of the text and the funny storyline. I thought the pictures were really endearing because the main character, Froggy, is always smiling or doing something funny. I know that sometimes I can be as forgetful as Froggy is, and this book was engaging because it kept you wanting to know what happens next. I also enjoyed the plot twist at the very end, and I think children would find it humorous.

- ages 2-6
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Feb 16, 2015 Laurie rated it liked it
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Anna Summers
In the book, Froggy Gets Dressed, Froggy attempts to get dressed in warm winter clothes so he can go out and have fun in the snow. Each time Froggy steps out into the snow, his mother calls him back because he has forgotten an article of clothing. By the time, Froggy has remembered every article of clothing; he is too tired to play. I love all of the Froggy books, and this is no exception. This book is best suitable for very young children (ages 2-7). Children of this age would enjoy the humor i ...more
Whitney Scott
Feb 01, 2016 Whitney Scott rated it liked it
Froggy Gets Dresses is a story of the beloved character, Froggy, when he wakes up to find snow outside his window. He insists on going outside to play in it, so he gets dressed and goes outside. Once outside his mother yells out the front door that he forgot his pants. Much to his embarrassment, Froggy goes inside to put on his pants, but as the story goes on he continues to forget various articles of clothing.

This is such a cute book. It's a cute story and contains lots of sound words. The rep
Amber McFarland
Feb 01, 2016 Amber McFarland rated it it was amazing
I personally love this book and remember reading it when I was a kid. The story is about a frog who woke up one morning when it had snowed. His mom tells him that frogs are supposed to be sleeping during the winter but he does not care and he only wants to go outside and play in the snow. So he puts on his clothes, multiple times, as he seems to forget something every time and his mom has to remind him about it. Finally at the end when he goes inside to put the last thing on that he forgot he re ...more
Feb 03, 2014 Hunter rated it really liked it
The first thing I noticed about this book was how it had horizontal orientation. The reason that it had horizontal orientation is because the pictures were mostly landscapes. The images in this book were also a great example of full bleed and double full bleed images.
I thought this book had an excellent theme. I believed that the main theme was that your mother always knows best. I decided this was the theme because at the beginning of the book the frogs mother told him that frogs don't go out
I know I've read this before. It's the only Froggy book I have read, so I wouldn't forget it. Perhaps I read it in my Children's lit class in grad school and forgot to record it in my notes. Thus, they didn't get transferred here to GoodReads.

I know now that Froggy is one of my nephew's favorites. The pictures are cute and I'm sure preschoolers will enjoy it. And I think the children like the concept of a little kid like them learning to do things and go places on their own. I think this one wi
Title: Froggy Get Dressed
Author: Jonathan London
Genre: Children’s
Challenges: PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, What an Animal II, Read and Review Challenge 2010, Read Your Own Books 2010, TBR Challenge 2010, Reading From My Shelves Project 2010, Young Readers Reading Challenge 2010, 100 + Reading Challenge,

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: 32
Published: 1999

Back Cover: Froggy pulls on his boots – Zup! Puts on his hat – zat! Ties on his scarf – Zwit! Tugs on his mitten – Zum! But w
Ashley Bell
Sep 10, 2012 Ashley Bell rated it really liked it
The book, Froggy gets dresses, by Jonathan London, is a cute story about a little frog who wanted to play in the snow but isn't supposed to since frogs hibernate in the winter. But Froggy jumps out of bed and gets dresses then goes out to play in the snow anyways. As soon as he gets out in the snow his mother calls him back and asks him if he forgot to put something on. Which he did, so he has to go back inside and take all his clothes off to put on the one article of clothing then he gets all d ...more
Kristen Thompson
Mar 23, 2011 Kristen Thompson rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books and has been since I was a child. The main character is a little frog named "Froggy". He wakes up while it is still snowing outside (when frogs are not supposed to be out and about) and wants to play in the snow! His Mom tells him it is too cold but he decides he wants to go anyway. He keeps forgetting certain articles of clothing that he needs to put on every time he goes outside. Each time his Mom calls him back in and he has to take off his outfit and put it o ...more
Rachel Kenney
Nov 06, 2012 Rachel Kenney rated it really liked it
Grade/interest level: Primary
Reading level: 300 Lexile
Genre: Picture Book
Main Characters: Froggy, Mother
Setting: Winter
POV: Narrator

This is a book about a young frog that wakes up to see it is snowing outside. He decides to go outside and play in the snow. However, he quickly gets called back by his mother to put on different articles of clothing. He forgets his mittens, pants, hat, coat, etc. and must come back home, get undressed and redressed then returns back outside. The book is quite si
Jan 21, 2015 Nikki rated it really liked it
A. This story is about a young frog who wants to go play outside. His only problem is that he keeps forgetting different pieces of his clothing each time his has to come back in.
B. I relate to this story because of where i live and the constant struggle to keep all my childrens winter gear in one place.
C. I love this story its super silly with lots of repetition and fun words that children can learn and repeat.
Jennifer Kubica
I am a nanny that reads a bunch to her kiddos. :) Froggy Gets Dressed is GREAT!! It has some repetition they can join in with and a part that made them laugh hysterically! I admit, I giggled as well. The kids want this one read over and over. They're sad that it has to go back to the library. I may include it in my winter reading next year but buy it so it doesn't have to leave so soon. :)
Feb 03, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it
Of all the Froggy books, this one is my favorite one for beginning readers.

Yes, it is repetitive. That's the point. Once beginning readers hear part of a phrase read, they can work out the rest for themselves, and the next thing they know, they are reading the book by themselves.

So, it is repetitive. It is also very funny.
Zequoia Hyche
Jul 14, 2014 Zequoia Hyche rated it it was amazing
Shelves: past-treasures
Wonderful story which helps promote knowledge on what kinds of clothing to wear during the seasons. In Froggy's case, it was winter and he needed to make sure that he had all of his necessary clothes on to be ready to play in the snow. I think this is a story that will engage students in learning not only what Froggy needs to wear before going outside, but also what they should probably wear when it is cold outside for them. Brings awareness to new words and new thoughts about what should be wor ...more
Feb 06, 2014 Aleece rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books on how to dress warm (or not if you are Froggy and keep forgetting to put on clothes). I used this book in storytime and the kids loved calling Froggy's name when his mom was calling to tell him he forgot to put something on. This is a classic that will always be loved especially around the winter time.
Stephanie Davis
I am a big fan of the the Froggy books, and this book is no exception. Actually, this is probably my favorite Froggy book. I like how the author uses onomatopoeia when Froggy is taking his clothes on and off. I feel that it makes the story more interesting. I also like how Froggy is supposed to be sleeping through the winter but all he wants to do is play in the snow.

*Froggy is supposed to be sleeping through winter, but he wakes up and wants to play outside. Froggy keeps forgetting to put on c
Laura Elizabeth
Feb 04, 2016 Laura Elizabeth rated it liked it
This is a cute book! It uses a lot of repetition which helps young readers!

Froggy is quite a cute character who keeps forgetting to put on various items of clothing and has to go back inside, take it all off and start over. Until he's too tired to continue and goes back to sleep.

I recommend it to young readers!
May 24, 2013 Allyson rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Froggy is a classic character, with reason. Silly froggy is so excited to get outside to play in the snow that he simply cannot remember all of his clothes. His mother repeatedly calls, "Frrooooooogggyyyyyy!" to remind him of the articles of clothing he's forgotten.

I loved reading this book aloud at storytime. While the younger ones didn't really react, some of my older kids thought it was HILARIOUS that Froggy forgot his underwear. I also made this into a flannel board story for my Clothes sto
Mandy Couch
Mar 07, 2013 Mandy Couch rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. It helps children identify with seasons, how to dress appropriately and independancy. I loved the way the frog was so ambitious to get outside and play and decided to get herself ready. It also helps the child potentially see that its okay to do for yourself and still receive advice and guidance from your parent or caregiver.

Learning Experience:
I would give the children cut out children along with clothes that they could dress the child with. We would have chi
Taylor Milano
Feb 08, 2015 Taylor Milano rated it liked it
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Brad Boyd
Jan 30, 2012 Brad Boyd rated it liked it
Froggy Gets Dressed is a children's picture book presented in a landscape layout. When you open the book, you learn that the landscape layout is appropriate for the story because each page has just that, a landscape that covers both pages. The first thing I noticed about the book was its use of onomatopoeia. When the story describes how the main character puts his clothes on, every article of clothing has its own unique sound, i.e. "zoop," "zup," "zat," "zwit," and "zum." The second thing I noti ...more
Agnes Mukoro
Feb 06, 2015 Agnes Mukoro rated it really liked it
Shelves: peers
The book was written by Eastman P.D in 1992. It is colorful with nice illustrations and pictures, and contains repetitions, improve children's vocabulary. The words are simple to understand and children will love it. It promote social-emotional and cognitive development.
Jan 03, 2014 Renee rated it really liked it
Froggy wakes in the winter and wants to play in the snow. He gets dressed (with sound effects) and heads out. He is called back in a few times by his mom yelling "Froggy!" Each time he forgot to put on an item of clothing. So in he goes, gets undressed, and back dressed (with sound effects). The last time he gets called in, the mom tells him he forgot his underwear! This provides such a laugh for the child readers!! Froggy goes in but is too tired to get undressed and redressed. He is off to bed ...more
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Jonathan London is the author of several celebrated children's books. His commitment to honoring the wonders of the natural world has been lauded by readers and critics alike. He is the author of more than 70 children's books, many of which are about nature. He's also the author of the popular Froggy series. He lives in Graton, California with his wife and two sons.
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