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Gilbert de La Frogponde: A Swamp Story

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Gilbert spends most of his time lazily dozing on the dock, until, one day, two gourmet chefs de cuisine arrive at the pond in search of dinner. Too fat to escape, Gilbert must guarantee his survival by convincing the culinary masters that bugs, not frogs, are all the rage in the chic-est culinary circles.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Peachtree Publishers
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Gabi
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Super adorable. Sneaky survival skills! Oui, you will love this book.
Asha Smith
Gilbert a fat little frog is about to be dinner! So he thinks of a quick plan to trick the chefs who are trying to catch him. He calls himself Gilbert de la frogponde and disguises himself as a chef too, and get the human chefs to eat slugs and ants instead. I liked this book and would read it to my class if there were extra time in the day. Also it teaches a little about what frogs eat too so the children can learn what frogs enjoy eating.
Alma Loredo
Frog did many things with his friends but he could not swim because his tiny feet could not help. Some chefs wanted to catch some frogs and Frog heard all about it. He decided that he should act like a chef and suggest some excellent meals with his favorite insects. And so the chefs like his cuisine that they talked and ate til they fell asleep.
Suzanna
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This might be my favorite children's book in our home, and we have a LOT of books! I just love the rhyming and the unique storyline. Plus, you can't go wrong with a story about a frog and bugs when you are reading to boys. I almost always choose this book to read when I'm a guest reader for my children's class.
Anna Skarie
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Anna by: Joy Dey
My nephews love this book! They insist on having it read RIGHT (with the accent), and they love coming up with their own gourmet bug dishes.
Amy Gideon
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Super cute! And you can't help but read the latter half in a French accent.
Mary
Aug 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great story, witty rhymes. A favorite among my students
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Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cute story about a fast talking frog. My daughter enjoyed the rhymes and asked about many of the foods mentioned.
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