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Froggy's Baby Sister (Froggy)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  469 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
Froggy's parents are expecting a new baby, and Froggy is hoping for a brother. So when his parents introduce him to Pollywogilina, his new baby sister, Froggy is disappointed. Not only is she a girl, but Polly is too little to do anything! Froggy isn't even allowed to take care of her until her tail falls off. Waiting is hard, but just when he's ready to give up, Polly's l ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Puffin Books (first published 2003)
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Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Froggy is eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new baby in the family. He makes it clear he wants a brother, but supposes a sister might not be too problematic. When his parents return with a baby sister, Froggy is somewhat resigned, but interested in teaching young Polly all there is to know about being a frog. Polly seems only to have mastered the art of crying and with no legs yet, she is unable to do much of anything else. One summer day, a change occurs and Froggy can begin to show off h ...more
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Froggy is a great character that children can relate to.
He has to do things he doesn't want and does want and makes the common mistakes kids will make in funny ways. Extremely relatable for children. They all love Froggy. The illustrations are fun and bright and really pull out the action and funny parts of the tale. In this story, Froggy gets a baby sister and life is never the same.
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Too cute.
Great for little ones havind a baby brother or sister in this case.
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My daughter found this book on Wednesday. She LOVES it. She read it to her 3 sisters, her cousins and her dad. She read it 6 times by Friday. She was curious to see a picture of a polliwog since Froggy's baby sister had to lose her tail and grow legs before he could play with her. She wanted me to show her right there in the bookstore LOL. And it was awesome to see a big brother taking care of his little sis :)
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rdg-4050
1. Froggy really wants a baby brother. He imagines all the fun things they will do together and is very excited. However, when Mommy and Daddy bring home a little sister, Froggy has to learn how to have fun with Polly.
2. PreK-2, AD560L
3. Carpet Read
4. Any student welcoming a new sibling would enjoy this book.
5/6. This would be a great book to use in a series literature circle. Students in different circles can read different short series like Froggy, Bugs Bunny, etc.
7. Froggy series
8. Read-Alou
Katelyn Warner
Nov 17, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: families
* Fiction
* Funny
* Individual reading book
* New siblings
* Froggy is excited to have a new sibling, but then realizes that babies can’t “do anything fun” because they are too little and, in his baby sister’s case, doesn’t have legs because she’s still a tadpole.
May 11, 2010 rated it liked it

Froggy's mother has a baby and Froggy is disappointed that is is a girl and also that he can't play with her until she loses her tail. In the end, even Froggy's new baby sister is calling for him.
It was a cute story, though I was a little disappointed. The parents went to the hospital to have the baby and then came back in a short span.
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great book for kids who going to have a younger sibling.
Meg McGregor
Jun 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
A really sweet way to introduce a new sibling to the family.
A nice book to share with kids who are about to become a big brother or sister.
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-family
From Ms. Kim

Cute book on how to deal with a new family member. Can use to bring better understanding about life in family.
Truman Green
Jul 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Perfect book for young boys having a younger sister
Dec 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
In this book Froggy wants a baby brother, but he gets a baby sister instead.
Benji Martin
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
One of the better Froggy books.
Apr 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the way Katherine imitates the baby frog calling his sister, "Fwo...Fwo...Fwo...Fwwwoooggyy!"
Rebecca Heywood
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read with Gregory, he loved it.
Sadija Zizic
Aug 23, 2017 added it
Shelves: fiction
Love this book! I believe it is perfect for children because it is very colorful and the pictures are great. I believe a lot of students will be able to relate to this book because they may have a younger sibling and know exactly how Froggy felt about being excited. I also think this book is great because students can learn from it. In the book, it mentions that Froggy's sister is a tadpole at first. Many students probably don't know that frogs are first tadpoles, so you can even use this book t ...more
Jennifer Burch
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Froggy is about to be a big brother!! He is excited, unsure and doesn't know what to expect. When his sister is born he is eager to play outside with her and watch her. His mom tells him she is too little for that stuff yet but once she is older, he will be able to. He loves his baby sister and is excited to have someone else to play with. I can use this to talk to my students about little siblings and how it will take adjusting but it will be okay.
Ashley Weigand
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: el-230
Froggy is about to be a big brother and he desperately wants a little brother, only to get a little sister. Froggy waits for his little sister to get bigger so he can play with her and when she is big enough the two have fun with together. Froggy is a lovable character any child can relate to. The illustrations are bright and pull the reader in. I would strongly recommend this book to any child ages 4-7.
Kayla Hines
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is about Froggy who is about to be a big brother. In the beginning, Froggy is disappointed that he is getting a sister and not a brother. Then he gets frustrated that baby Polly can not play with him yet because she is too young. In the end, Froggy loves his baby sister and he loves teaching her new things as well.
Amanda Case
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
This book is about a frog that is about to get a baby sister. As it shows Froggy interacting with his sister, he grows impatient because of the things that she can't do. At the end, he learns some patience and even teaches her a few things.
Emily Ramos-Niaves
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
This tale is a fun read-aloud and can help children to learn about siblings.
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My mom told me I used to bite my baby brother...I was such a good big sister.
Melissa Namba
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: coplin
a cute book about getting a sibling. froggy goes through many stages, but I don't like that he skipped jealousy. I love that he was excited and then found out how boring babies can be. a good book for first borns expecting a sibling.
Sheeba Virani
Every family faces the situation of a new family member and young children sometimes have a hard time coping with the situation. This book is great to read when some child in the class is about to become a big brother or sister. It helps them understand that now they are no longer the baby of the family and have to play their part in helping mom and dad care for the baby. But mom and dad will always love them no matter what!

Ask children what preparations their family is making to welcom
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Meh. The whole "girls are yucky" thing is so overdone in kids' books. You could argue that "oh it's just realistic! Boys don't like to play with girls!" but as someone who works with toddlers I've gotta say they don't actually give a hoot about the gender of their playmates. It's something they learn because it is enforced on them through "big kids", parents, and crap books like this. Do make authors seriously think kids can't relate to a male protagonist who doesn't hate girls? It's such an ove ...more
Mar 17, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, 2010
Froggy is eagerly anticipating the arrival of his baby brother, so he's disappointed when Mom and Dad come home with a baby sister. He doesn't know what to do with her when she's so little, but as her pollywog tail recedes and her legs grow in, she becomes more fun to play with. The repetition from other stories is familiar and reassuring and the onomatopoeia, as always in the Froggy stories, is fun to read aloud.
Linzi Wilkinson
Feb 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reading-catalog
Genre: Picture book

Reading Level: grade K-3

Topics & Themes: Froggy finds out his mother is pregnant and he wants a baby brother. His mother gives birth to a baby girl and Froggy doesn't know what do to with her. By the end of the story Froggy and Polly are playing well together.

Curricular Use:read aloud

Social: Inclusion of a new brother or sister

Literary Elements: humor, moral

Text & Pictures:The pictures and the text work well together in this book.
Beverly McCall
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
A delightful book about welcoming a new baby into the family. Mr. London does a great job capturing the older sibling's frustration upon realizing that the baby is not a playmate. He has to learn to be patient and wait until the baby is old enough. I enjoyed that the point of view is that of a frog. The illustrations definitely help in carrying out this tale. They are great to use in stimulating discussions and helping students with predicting.
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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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