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Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Every evening the sun sets over the pond. And every evening, Jeremy feels afraid. Dad reads him a story and Mom comes to give him his goodnight hugs and kisses, but once they've left, he begins to hear terrible noises under his bed. Scritch scratch scraww plop. . . . What can it be?

Kitty Crowther was born in Brussels and lives in Wallonia, Belgium. She has created over for
Hardcover, 34 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Enchanted Lion Books (first published November 15th 2002)
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Dec 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture
This book about fear of bedtime and night noises felt a bit slight to me, and I wasn't wild about either the illustration style or the title. I'm pretty sure also that's I've already read some earlier, better picture book about a parent teaching a child to not near the dark by taking him or her outside to see what is making the night noises... Hmm, I feel like I'm talking myself into lowering this rating. But there wasn't anything particularly wrong with the book, it was just a bit weak.
Jul 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Looking for Children's Stories About Overcoming Nighttime Fears
Every evening, as bedtime approached, Jeremy the frog was afraid. Although his father always read him a story, and his mother tucked him in and gave him a kiss, he knew that eventually he would be alone in the dark, alone with the inevitable sounds - Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop! - that seemed to haunt his nights. Fleeing his frightening solitude for the safety of his parents' bed one night, Jeremy is twice returned to his own room by his father. When his third effort finds him taken in by his mo ...more
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lower-primary, sel
#fear #trouble_sleeping lovely tale of a little frog unable to sleep and how the family resolves it by investigating the noises at night
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it
This straightforward story about a young frog's fear of the dark is not very notable but is likely to appeal to some children. While reminiscent of the Froggy books (Jonathan London), Crowther's illustrations are much more rudimentary. Translated from French. For preschoolers.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very cute story about a young frog that's scared of the dark, and a weird noise that keeps him up at night.

The art is simple and sweet, having that drawn by a child quality, with wooden pencil coloration.

It's a good story teaching kids that being scared is normal, that you should always seek out help no matter what someone says if it still feels off, and that sometimes the things that seem or sound spooky are just regular things who's noises are coming together to sound weird.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve been reading this book to my daughter for over a week. We checked out from the library. I love the fact that the dad is the hero that helps the son patiently overcome his night time fears. It is a very loving story.
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georgia bookblast
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop! takes Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Jeremy Fisher as its inspirational starting point.

Reviewed on The BookBlast® Diary 2017
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Jeremy doesn't like the dark. So when bedtime comes, he is just fine as he gets ready for bed. He's happy when his father reads him a bedtime story and his mother comes in for a final hug and kiss. But once he is left alone in the dark in bed, he hears something. It's a "scritch scratch scraww plop" and Jeremy is fairly sure that it is some sort of monster in his room. He goes to tell his father, but his father just moves him back to bed. Eventually after being unable to sleep after several trie ...more
Holly Scudero
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jeremy is afraid of the dark and has a hard time sleeping alone, so a series of strange noises in the night sends him back to his parents’ bed over and over again. His dad repeatedly downplays the noises until he hears them for himself, and then it’s up to the two frogs to solve the mystery of the mysterious noises together.

Author and illustrator Kitty Crowther has been creating picture books for children for many years, and her latest, “Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop!” is certain to be well-loved
In this import from France and Belgium, Jeremy dreads going to bed because of the scary noises he hears in his bedroom. Although his parents provide lots of reassurance at bedtime, still, once he is alone, he hears those sounds and becomes frightened. Both parents comfort him at night when he wakes them up, but still, he crawls into bed between them. After his restless father tries to sleep in his son's bed, he, too, hears the noises, and decides to investigate. Once he and Jeremy have identifie ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: children about 3-6
Polski tytuł tej książki "Szur szur ćwir plum".
Opowieść o tym, jak mały żabek Tymek bał się sam spać. Gdy po wieczornych całuskach z mamą i czytankach z tatą zostawał sam jego wyobraźnia podpowiadała mu straszne obrazy. Do tego były one potęgowane właśnie "szur szur ćwir plum", które ktoś...
Nie będę opowiadała całej historyjki. Moja trzyletnia córka ją uwielbia. Czytałam jej kilkanaście razy i przyznam, że zapowiadają się kolejne.
Mnie podobają się ilustarcje. Opowiedziana w niej historia pozwal
Marta Timbrook
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gentle, sweet story about a little frog who is afraid of what makes noise under his bed until he and his father discover what it really is. Beautiful illustrations but small in size. Perfect for one-on-one time with a little one.
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ibby
Muy divertido y los dibujos hermosos.
May 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: basia-read
Mała żabka nie może zasnąć, bo wciąż słyszy tajemnicze "szur szur ćwir plum!"
Mary Lee
Aug 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, picture-book
Little frog is afraid of the noises he hears in the dark.
Edward Sullivan
Sep 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Little frog with fear of the dark is comforted by his mother. Simple and perfectly relatable. Belgian import.
Heather Jo
Apr 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: meggie-list
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Michelle Gray
Theme: Frogs, family, afraid of the dark
Amber W
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A cute way to show kids that being afraid of the dark isn't so bad.
That One Librarian
Jan 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Amazing how true and realistic this feels even with frog characters. A great book about fear of night.
Cute little book about facing your fears!
Debby Baumgartner
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bedtime, fears, frogs, parents
Jeremy is afraid of the dark when he goes to bed. He hears scritch scratch scraww plop sounds coming from under his bed.
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b. 1970

Kitty Crowther developed a love for books in early childhood, due in part to the fact that she was born with a hearing defect that delayed her speaking until the age of four. Her dossier provides this comment on her work: "Kitty's style speaks for itself. A simple, pure line, a light stroke that creates movement, that traces emotion, that touches the heart. Characters are drawn with a few,