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Jimmy the Racing Frog Kindle Edition
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Jimmy the Frog grew up to be fast! So he wanted to be more than a jumping frog -- he wanted to be a Racing Frog! And he wanted to do that in a racing car! He practiced for this all his life. But it wasn't to be, and he had to settle for another sport, at which he became champion. Yep, jumping! The lesson here is on-target -- just because you can dream it doesn't mean you can achieve it. You have to be realistic, recognize your talents, and go with them. This is a most important lesson for frogs to learn -- as well as children and adults. Great!
The only problem I had was with the small, rather boring font for the story lines. Was difficult to read and not exciting.
The book is divided into two parts. In the first section the reader is taken through the stages of a frog's life from egg, tadpole, froglet and adult frog. Simple illustrations accompany the text. The second part of the book switches to Jimmy the frog's attempt to achieve his dream of becoming the best frog race car driver. When the track owner indicates the reason he cannot compete, a bystander who overhears the conversation gives Jimmy another suggestion. Jimmy works hard to put that alternate suggestion into practice, proving to himself there is more than one way to reach your goals.
While the lesson is laudable, the text in the story line is a bit choppy and does not transition smoothly. The illustrations are too small to be clearly seen and the formatting in the kindle version is a bit awkward. That is my reason for not giving the book four stars.
Transition to race track was a little abrupt and caught me off guard; I thought maybe I'd gotten bumped into a different book at first. But once I "shifted" my perspective, it was fine.
Being an avid reader myself, I also disliked this book. The story itself was choppy, going from a fiction-educational story about the life cycle of a frog to more of a fairytale. The transition itself was also confusing. I loved the concept of illustrating the frog life cycle through fiction; however, it was poorly executed. This made following the story difficult.
1 star from me + 1 star from my son = 2 stars for Jimmy the Racing Frog.
I got this book free, and I do not recommend others spend their money on it. The author seems to have a great mind. I encourage him to continue to grow as a children's author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a great life message! It's a good thing to have a goal and work towards it, but should it happen that life throws you a twist, twist it to make the best of what you've got. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Sandy Gomez
Five year old liked that the frog jumps really high and the frog hugging the girl. From the parent perspective - quick read with text chunked in between images.Published 1 month ago by shaffeje
My son enjoyed this book. We read it often. I hope one day he will realize the reason that Jimmy learned.Published 4 months ago by Julianne Wolfe
I ordered this on the spot to have a book to read to my 5 year old for homework time. I didn't understand why this frog was soo much bigger than the other frogs and in what world... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Challa Fletcher
Jimmy the Racing Frog is an adorable little story that has sort of a misguided and mixed up direction. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bridget Mattson
I loved this book so much it was so a confidence builder for me and I'm only five years oldPublished 8 months ago by trace dawson
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