Monday, November 10, 2014

Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard Book Review

Just in time for Winter, kids get to learn all about the weather and how prepare for a large storm with Freddy the Frogcaster!

Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard by Janice Dean. Illustrated by Russ Cox

About the Book: There's a blizzard blowing toward Lilypad and someone has to warn the frogs! Freddy is taking a school trip to the Frog News Network, and notices a big blizzard blowing into the little town of Lilypad.  Freddy jumps into action, building blizzard kits for the weather team- kits that ultimately lead to Freddy saving the day.

My Thoughts: The story is very engaging for young children, and they get to learn a lot about the weather and the science behind snow storms.  We do not get winter storms in Florida, so my kids enjoyed learning about the behind the scenes of cold weather from the terms and the science explanations at the end of the story.  We could relate to preparing survival kits, as we prepare them for Hurricanes, and the book does a great job at relieving the anxiety kids can get from an incoming storm by showing how Freddy calmly prepares kits.  The images in the book are really nice and colorful.  Overall, it's a great story for young kids.

About the Author: Janice Dean has been predicting the weather on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network since 2004. She is a trained meteorologist and the mother of two young boys, she loves to share her scientific knowledge, and the inspiration that led to her passion for weather, with kids and adults alike.

Russ Cox is an award-winning illustrator and animator, and founder of Smiling Otis Studio. His illustrations have won first-place in the Published, People's Choice, and Emerging Artist categories at the New England The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference. He lives in Maine with his wife, their four cats, and a banjo.

BUY IT: Find it for $13.73 on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Freddy the Frogcaster
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Kids (September 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621572544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621572541

* This Book is part of our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide See the full list HERE.

    Disclosure: I received the above product in order to write this review.  However, all opinions are 100% mine.  I did not receive any other forms of compensation.

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