Frog Medicine (Blue Ribbon Book) Paperback – October 1, 1996
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- Grade Level : 2 - 3
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 0590441787
- ISBN-13 : 978-0590441780
- Product Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.25 x 10.25 inches
- Publisher : Scholastic (October 1, 1996)
- Language: : English
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"I'll read it later," he told his cat Leon.
Naturally, as boys will do, he procrastinated all week. He fell asleep over his unread book the night before his report was due.
Elmo woke up feeling sick, and no wonder--his feet were green and webbed.
He called the author, Dr. Frank Galoof, for advice and found a cab outside his apartment building that spirited him--actually floated--to Frogtown, where Dr. Galoof said it was no wonder he was turning into a frog. Lunch in a swamp-colored restaurant, where the waiters were frogs like the good Dr. and the fare consisted of slugs and insects, Galoof told poor Elmo,
"You see, the longer you put a problem off, the worse it becomes. It's all in my book." Elmo replied, "I had no idea frogs led such interesting lives."
Elmo took the advice--"Just read the book"--and liked it! Everything, even his feet, returned to the everyday.
Kids absolutely love the froggy, swamp-bottom illustrations and clever language and dialogue in this special creation. It's much better than the books that Roy Plumpton or Arthur Flax chose--Common Household Monsters or The Lost Dinosaurs of Terror Island.
From a grown-up's point of view, the best thing about this treasure is that the medicine--READ--goes down with a spoonful of sugar. Maybe Dr. Galoof was a colleague of Mary Poppins.
---Alyssa A. Lappen
Elmo proceeds to procrastinate.
Kids just hoot when you turn the page and they see Elmo's frog feet sticking up out of the bath water. They will insist on viewing every illustration to follow (there's alot to see).
Elmo is overcome with the anxiety that accompanies his procrastination. He sees frogs everywhere he goes. The author of the book, Dr. Frank Galoof (a frog), gives Elmo some advice. He prescribes some good old-fashioned Frog Medicine : Do your homework.
It just kills me when great books like these go out of print!!!