Item description for Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London & Frank Remkiewicz...
Overview Having been so worried about going to the doctor's office for his regular check-up, Froggy realizes in the waiting room that he has forgotten to put on his underpants and so a simple day turns into a comical one as an amusing chain of events begins to unfold.
Publishers Description Froggy's a little nervous about his check-up. "What if the doctor wants to give me a shot?" he thinks. He worries as he dresses, and then he can't sit still in the waiting room. Finally, Dr. Mugwort is ready to examine him. But as Froggy undresses he realizes he forgot something important . . . his underwear Ooops And that's just the beginning of Froggy's hilarious doctor visit that ends reassuringly with a gold star and a lollipop. "This is a great read-aloud with sounds and words that encourage active participation. . . . A charming story to calm those pre-school jitters." ("School Library Journal" on "Froggy Goes to School") Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz collaborated on ten popular previous Froggy books, including "Froggy Gets Dressed," "Froggy Goes to School," "Froggy's First Kiss," "Froggy Goes to Bed" and the latest, "Froggy Plays in the Band." ""
Citations And Professional Reviews Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London & Frank Remkiewicz has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 06/24/2002
PW Notes and Reprints - 06/24/2002 page 59
Kirkus Review - Children - 08/01/2002 page 1135
Booklist - 01/01/2003 page 908
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 43
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 90
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 43
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Studio: Viking Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 10.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2002
Publisher Viking Juvenile
ISBN 0670035785 ISBN13 9780670035786
Availability 0 units.
More About Jonathan London & Frank Remkiewicz
Jonathan London is the creator of twenty-five books about lovable and enduringly popular Froggy. He is also a poet and a novelist. Jonathan and his wife live in Graton, California.
Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated numerous books for children, including the popular Froggy books by Jonathan London (Viking and Puffin). He lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Jonathan London currently resides in Graton, in the state of California. Jonathan London was born in 1947.
Reviews - What do customers think about Froggy Goes to the Doctor?
Vulgar Mar 7, 2008
I may as well confess it -- I am not a fan of Froggy.
We've read a lot of Froggy, and I feel like I've given him a fair shake. My kids like Froggy, but then my kids are enchanted by the experience of being read to, so they like most books.
Froggy goes Swimming is about the only Froggy book I can enjoy, and even then, Froggy backtalks a lot and there is stupid slapstick pants-falling-off humor.
Froggy goes to the Doctor has Froggy misbehaving quite a bit -- sassing his mother, throwing a paper airplane in the waiting room that hits the doctor in the eye, yelling into the stethoscope, kicking the doctor during the reflex check. And then the doctor unnecessarily takes revenge on Froggy by joking that he has to get a shot. I'm not much on grown-ups taking revenge on children.
Eh. I think my kids can figure out enough ways to misbehave on their own. If I wanted examples of bad behavior beamed into their eyeballs, I wouldn't have cancelled the cable TV.
Kids LOVE Froggy... Oct 17, 2007
My daughter found the Froggy books at the library at first. We both fell in love with the books and I ordered them for her for Christmas. Like many children, Froggy is nervous about going to the doctor. The events that occur at the doctor's office are laugh-out-loud hilarious! I recommend any and all of the Froggy books to parents with young children.
Ugh! Jul 16, 2007
I have a few Froggy books and can't stand them. (Got them orignially because my daughter loved frogs.) They have awkward text (ie: the augthor calls a saxophone a "sax" & I object to using slang at this young of an age; kids should learn the full word)and some of the messages are just strange as in this one where the doctor teases Froggy by making him think he's going to get a shot (and he's been worrying about whether he was going to get one or not already)-- she pulls out a needle, then says no, she was kidding. Yikes! Why in the world would a kid need to worry that the doctor is going to scare him with a shot??!! It's tough enough that at this age they are getting so many shots! I don't need a book telling my kid she should be afraid. There are so many other good books that I honestly wouldn't (and don't) waste my money on this series. I think they are poorly written in every respect. I don't recommend this or any of the Froggy books to anyone. While the kids do seem to like them, I think they won't be missing anything if these books don't make it to your book shelf.
My Son's Favorite May 9, 2007
We have read a lot of Froggy books, but this is by far my son's favorite. He laughs out loud every time we read it. He first heard it at school, so we normally borrow them from the library, but this one we had to add to our "library". It's very funny and great for kid's who are nervous about doctor visits.
ANOTHER KID FAVORITE Dec 15, 2006
I am much like another reviewer here (Nelson). I do not really care all that much for the froggy books myself, this one included. BUT...the kids all love them! I have yet to find one young child that did not what this and the other Froggy Book read to them over and over and over again. This, as the other reviewer pointed out, is what counts. I must say though that I found this particular book rather good in helping children understand the process of going to the doctor. Most of them do fear it, just like Froggy, and this work points out the fact that most of these fears are rather unnecessary. I like that. Recommend this one.