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Title:
I took my frog to the library
ISBN:
9780670824182

9780758728173

9780606005159

9780140509168
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1990.
Physical Description:
31 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 m
Summary:
A young girl brings her pets to the library--with predictably disastrous results.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.5 0.5 7574.
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Summary

Summary

A young girl brings her pets to the library--with predictably disastrous results.


Summary

A young girl brings her pets to the library--with predictably disastrous results.


Summary

A young girl brings her pets to the library--with predictably disastrous results.


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When Bridgett brings her pets to the library, the hyena laughs so loudly nobody can hear the story, the giraffe tries to read over everybody's shoulder, and the frog jumps onto the checkout desk, scaring the librarian. But it's the well-behaved elephant who causes the biggest problems of all!

Full-color throughout.


Author Notes

Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois.

He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award.

Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois.

He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award.

Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois.

He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award.

Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois.

He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award.

Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 12

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-- Havoc reigns when Bridgett's animal friends accompany her to the library. Her frog frightens the librarian, her hen lays an egg in the card catalog, her python sheds her skin all over everyone, and her hyena laughs at all the wrong places during storytime. It's not until her big, very big, elephant wrecks the place that the long-suffering librarian finally tells her to leave her animals at home. Back at home, all are content to have elephant read aloud to them. Read with enough verbal flair, Kimmel's ludicrous situations will make an acceptable filler for preschool and primary story times, but storytellers will really want to ``ham it up.'' The straightforward text begs for humor and elaborations in both the oral interpretation and the illustrations. Unfortunately, Sims' simple, full-color illustrations, while attractive enough and showing a nice range of ethnic faces, are disappointing in their literalness. Despite this, Kimmel's slight story is a pleasant and not-too-demanding addition for beginning readers. --Linda Boyles, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Bridgett encounters a series of comic tragedies when she brings her unusual pets to the library. The pelican hides the dictionary in its pouch; the hyena laughs too much; and the elephant, because of its size, makes a mess of the library. Happily, Bridgett finds a different way to offer the joy of reading to her animals. Lively illustrations accompany the short, amusing tale. From HORN BOOK 1990, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

Bridgett takes a series of unsuitable animals to the library, resulting in predictable mayhem and humor--until the novel solution on the last page, which should elicit surprised chuckles from both kids and adults. Sims' lively illustrations are suitably comic. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-- Havoc reigns when Bridgett's animal friends accompany her to the library. Her frog frightens the librarian, her hen lays an egg in the card catalog, her python sheds her skin all over everyone, and her hyena laughs at all the wrong places during storytime. It's not until her big, very big, elephant wrecks the place that the long-suffering librarian finally tells her to leave her animals at home. Back at home, all are content to have elephant read aloud to them. Read with enough verbal flair, Kimmel's ludicrous situations will make an acceptable filler for preschool and primary story times, but storytellers will really want to ``ham it up.'' The straightforward text begs for humor and elaborations in both the oral interpretation and the illustrations. Unfortunately, Sims' simple, full-color illustrations, while attractive enough and showing a nice range of ethnic faces, are disappointing in their literalness. Despite this, Kimmel's slight story is a pleasant and not-too-demanding addition for beginning readers. --Linda Boyles, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Bridgett encounters a series of comic tragedies when she brings her unusual pets to the library. The pelican hides the dictionary in its pouch; the hyena laughs too much; and the elephant, because of its size, makes a mess of the library. Happily, Bridgett finds a different way to offer the joy of reading to her animals. Lively illustrations accompany the short, amusing tale. From HORN BOOK 1990, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

Bridgett takes a series of unsuitable animals to the library, resulting in predictable mayhem and humor--until the novel solution on the last page, which should elicit surprised chuckles from both kids and adults. Sims' lively illustrations are suitably comic. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-- Havoc reigns when Bridgett's animal friends accompany her to the library. Her frog frightens the librarian, her hen lays an egg in the card catalog, her python sheds her skin all over everyone, and her hyena laughs at all the wrong places during storytime. It's not until her big, very big, elephant wrecks the place that the long-suffering librarian finally tells her to leave her animals at home. Back at home, all are content to have elephant read aloud to them. Read with enough verbal flair, Kimmel's ludicrous situations will make an acceptable filler for preschool and primary story times, but storytellers will really want to ``ham it up.'' The straightforward text begs for humor and elaborations in both the oral interpretation and the illustrations. Unfortunately, Sims' simple, full-color illustrations, while attractive enough and showing a nice range of ethnic faces, are disappointing in their literalness. Despite this, Kimmel's slight story is a pleasant and not-too-demanding addition for beginning readers. --Linda Boyles, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Bridgett encounters a series of comic tragedies when she brings her unusual pets to the library. The pelican hides the dictionary in its pouch; the hyena laughs too much; and the elephant, because of its size, makes a mess of the library. Happily, Bridgett finds a different way to offer the joy of reading to her animals. Lively illustrations accompany the short, amusing tale. From HORN BOOK 1990, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

Bridgett takes a series of unsuitable animals to the library, resulting in predictable mayhem and humor--until the novel solution on the last page, which should elicit surprised chuckles from both kids and adults. Sims' lively illustrations are suitably comic. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-- Havoc reigns when Bridgett's animal friends accompany her to the library. Her frog frightens the librarian, her hen lays an egg in the card catalog, her python sheds her skin all over everyone, and her hyena laughs at all the wrong places during storytime. It's not until her big, very big, elephant wrecks the place that the long-suffering librarian finally tells her to leave her animals at home. Back at home, all are content to have elephant read aloud to them. Read with enough verbal flair, Kimmel's ludicrous situations will make an acceptable filler for preschool and primary story times, but storytellers will really want to ``ham it up.'' The straightforward text begs for humor and elaborations in both the oral interpretation and the illustrations. Unfortunately, Sims' simple, full-color illustrations, while attractive enough and showing a nice range of ethnic faces, are disappointing in their literalness. Despite this, Kimmel's slight story is a pleasant and not-too-demanding addition for beginning readers. --Linda Boyles, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Bridgett encounters a series of comic tragedies when she brings her unusual pets to the library. The pelican hides the dictionary in its pouch; the hyena laughs too much; and the elephant, because of its size, makes a mess of the library. Happily, Bridgett finds a different way to offer the joy of reading to her animals. Lively illustrations accompany the short, amusing tale. From HORN BOOK 1990, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

Bridgett takes a series of unsuitable animals to the library, resulting in predictable mayhem and humor--until the novel solution on the last page, which should elicit surprised chuckles from both kids and adults. Sims' lively illustrations are suitably comic. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.