FROGGY EATS OUT by Jonathan London

FROGGY EATS OUT

by & illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 6
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

The latest Froggy from London is as much fun as its predecessors to read aloud, with all its zips, zwits, and zoops. In this episode, Froggy is going to a fancy restaurant with his parents to celebrate their anniversary. First he must get dressed in his best duds (that’s where all those zips and zoops come in). Then it’s off to Chez Yum, a swanky spot where his mother cautions him to “be neat, be quiet, and don’t put your feet on the table.” Of course, Froggy being Froggy, that’s like asking the wind to stop rustling the leaves. He licks salt off his hand, bangs spoons on the table, sucks on sugar cubes, plucks the petals off the flowers in the vase on his table. But really, like, where’s the food already? And when it finally arrives, shortly after Froggy has broken into a low-blood-sugar-inspired bit of soft shoe across the restaurant floor, he catches the eye of a pretty young frog friend and proceeds to drag the tablecloth, food and all, off the table and onto his head. Well, there you are: One doesn’t have to espouse fast-food establishments to caution that a fancy restaurant might not be the place to take a hungry kid, even if that kid likes raw flies best of all. Splat! Ssllluuuurrrrpppp! Bonk! —it’s impossible not to like Froggy, though you may not want to take him home. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-670-89686-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2001




MORE BY JONATHAN LONDON

ChildrenFROGGY PICKS A PUMPKIN by Jonathan London
by Jonathan London
ChildrenTHE SECRET VALENTINE by Jonathan London
by Jonathan London
ChildrenLITTLE FOX IN THE SNOW by Jonathan London
by Jonathan London

MORE BY FRANK REMKIEWICZ

ChildrenFROGGY PICKS A PUMPKIN by Jonathan London
by Jonathan London
ChildrenJOE AND SPARKY, PARTY ANIMALS!  by Jamie Michalak
by Jamie Michalak
ChildrenFROGGY GOES TO THE LIBRARY by Jonathan London
by Jonathan London

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenFROG ON A LOG? by Kes Gray
by Kes Gray