Monday, January 24, 2011

Froggy Fun

Froggy Fun
Author: Treva Jean Edwardson
Illustrated by Carolina Seth
ISBN: 978-1-61566-568-6
Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC
Source: Reader Views

Freddy and Fanny live in the hallow of a tree in Fernleaf forest. Franny says “Peek-a-boo” every morning, it’s her secret code phrase to Freddy. Freddy is so shy he can only say me too, he never says “peek-a-boo”. Freddy and Franny do all sorts of wonderful froggy fun activities together. At night Freddy plays his auto harp and sings for Franny. Franny believes in Freddy and thinks he is wonderful. She understands he is shy and wants to help him have confidence to play in front of others. She also knows his talent is a gift from God and tells Freddy he should not be shy because he is special to God and those who love him. One day during a game of hide and seek Freddy learns how special Franny is to him and in turn learns not to be shy. Soon all the woodland animals are enjoying Freddy’s night time lullaby’s. Everyone is so happy he is no longer shy!

My four years old thoughts:
Froggy fun, two delightful little frogs. They played on the water with their friend Mr. Woodpecker. Freddy is shy. They play hide and seek and he wouldn’t find Franny, it was sad. He whispered peek-a-boo to her when he found her. He picked flowers and mushroom caps for their hats and they danced with joy. Freddy wasn’t shy anymore.

I liked they rhyming words like frog and bog and bee and tree. The best part was when they danced and all the creatures came out to hear his beautiful song. I like the pretty pictures.

This book was cute and imaginative. I enjoyed the good lesson the story holds for it‘s readers. The book is full of wonderful illustrations that are colorful and quite fashionable for a frog story! I have noticed that the binding of this book is starting to come unglued, this is unfortunate as we have not yet had it for a full month. The story is a bit long but has great rhyming stanzas that help give it flow and ease in reading. Madison always lost interest on pages 28 and 29 where there are four, 4 line stanzas and no pictures. Overall, I enjoyed this book and so did my daughters. I thought it was a cute story with a helpful lesson. I would suggest this book for children ages 4-8 years of age.


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