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FROGGY LEARNS TO SWIM

Author: Jonathan London

Illustrator: Frank Remkiewicz

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Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

Material: paperback

Summary: Froggy is spending his summer learning to swim with his parents. In the process, he needs to overcome some of his fears about being in the water. This is a story that may encourage reluctant swimmers to take the leap.

Type of Reading: playtime eading, family reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9

Interest Level: 4 to 8

Reading Level: 2

Age of Child: Read with children ages 3 and 6 years old.

Young Reader Reaction: They like yelling "F-R-O-G-G-Y-Y-Y!!!" at the appropriate points in the book.

Adult Reader Reaction: Useful for late spring, when swimming season is just around the corner and kids need encouragement to get ready.

Pros: This is a nice story, with simple artwork. It is well done.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy.

If You Liked This Book, Try: WHAT A MOTHER WOULD DO   OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY   LIZZY AND SKUNK

Educational Themes: This is a book about learning to swim. Froggy's reluctance and fear of water may be a way to open other discussions (e.g., try, try again).

Notes: This is one title in the "Froggy" series of books. The Scholastic edition is out of print.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, picture book series

Date(s) Reviewed: January 2005

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