Froggy Goes to Camp by Jonathan London

Froggy Goes to Camp by Jonathan London 150 150 Reader Views Kids

Froggy Goes to Camp
Jonathan London
Viking Juvenile (2008)
ISBN 9780670010981
Reviewed by Matthew Feliciano (age 7) for Reader Views (4/08)

“Froggy Goes to Camp” is a really funny book about Froggy’s latest adventure which is going to summer camp.  He wakes up on the first day of summer so excited he jumps up and down on his bed and bumps his head.  He happily gets ready and thinks he packed everything.  But he soon finds out he didn’t. His father has to turn around and go back home, not once, but two times because first, Froggy forgets his sleeping bag and then his bathing suit.

They get to the camp in the evening and Froggy starts to get really, really nervous.  He doesn’t know anyone and decides he wants to go home.  His bunkmates are nice but he doesn’t like that the camp director is his school principal.

In “Froggy Goes to Camp,” each day they do different things and somehow, Froggy always manages to do something funny.  He slid eggs on Mr. Mugworts’ head one day, hit him in the bottom with an arrow and tipped over their kayak.  Day by day Froggy felt better about camp and when his parents come to get him, he is happy to go home and sing the camp songs about beans that he learned.

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