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Format:
Title:
Dog on a frog?
Uniform Title:
Oi dog!
ISBN:
9781338116953
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication:
New York : Scholastic Press, [2017]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 24 cm
General Note:
"Dog on a frog? was originally published in the UK by Hodder Children's Books, a division of Hachette Children's Books, under the title Oi dog!"--Copyright page.
Summary:
In this hilarious sequel to Frog on a Log?, frog decides that he does not want to sit on a log, and he definitely does not want a dog to sit on a frog! So he changes the rules. Now, dogs sit on logs, and cats sit on gnats! But what will frog decide to sit on now?
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 3.0.
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Summary

Summary

"You know the rules," said cat. "Cats sit on mats, frogs sit on logs, and dogs sit on FROGS !"



"Well, I'm changing the rules," said the frog.



In this hilarious sequel to Frog on a Log? , frog decides that he does not want to sit on a log, and he definitely does not want a dog to sit on a frog! So he changes the rules. Now, dogs sit on logs , and cats sit on gnats ! But what will frog decide to sit on now?



Chock-full of absurd animal rhyme pairings, Dog on a Frog? shows young readers that every animal has many special places to sit. Reminiscent of Dr. Seuss's Beginner Books, this sequel is a fun, educational read-aloud story that helps build reading skills!


Author Notes

Kes Gray is the bestselling author of Frog on a Log? and other books for children. He uses his childhood memories as inspiration for creating stories. He lives in Essex, England, with his wife and children.

Jim Field is the illustrator of Frog on a Log? , The Lion Inside , and other books for children. He lives with his girlfriend, a grumpy cat, and a great sense of humor in Paris. Visit him online at jimfield.co.uk.


Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

This follow-up to Frog on a Log? uses a similar list-like text of tongue-twisting rhymes about where animals must sit based on their name. This time, the frog changes the rules to benefit himself. The quirky rhymes are still humorous, as are the detailed, literal illustrations of cheetahs sitting on fajitas, etc. A final visual joke reminds us who's in charge here. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

In a delightfully ridiculous continuation to Frog on a Log? (2015), when the bossy, rhyming cat announces where everyone must sit, the frog asserts a change in the rules.Picking up from the first book's last page, in which an amiable-looking basset is sitting on a frog, the nervous frog yells "HEY, DOG! GET OFF THE FROG." Once again the know-it-all cat appears, restating the rules: "Cats sit on mats, / frogs sit on logs, / and dogs sit on FROGS!" But the frog protests and revises the rules to say "Dogs sit on logs, / and cats sit on gnats." "OUCH!" exclaims the shocked cat. And so begins another round of cleverly silly statements about the proper seating of an assortment of different animals, insects, and even some fantastical beings ("dragons will sit on wagons," and "canaries will sit on fairies"). All are assigned rhyming seating locations by the frog, whose ultimate revenge is a very comfortable lounge chair. The previous book's winning layout is repeated, with boldly colored, opaque backgrounds hosting a bunch of surprised- or distressed-looking cartoon animals atop their ludicrously assigned perches. The fun of matching a nonsensical rhyme for each character will have kids shrieking with laughter as each new illustration is viewed. And new readers will swiftly acclimate to the repetitive pattern and smart vocabulary. A triumphant sequel. (Picture book. 3-7) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.