Pros and Cons of Being a Frog

Pros and Cons of Being a Frog Finding the right animal wasn t easy It was Camille who finally gave me the idea of being a frog Frogboy and Camille are best friends but they are very different Camille speaks in numbers and Frogboy

  • Title: Pros and Cons of Being a Frog
  • Author: Sue deGennaro
  • ISBN: 9781742830636
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Finding the right animal wasn t easy It was Camille who finally gave me the idea of being a frog Frogboy and Camille are best friends but they are very different Camille speaks in numbers and Frogboy likes to dress up With Camille s help he finds that dressing up as a frog is perfect for him, but when he tries to convince his friend to be a frog too, his plan goes terriFinding the right animal wasn t easy It was Camille who finally gave me the idea of being a frog Frogboy and Camille are best friends but they are very different Camille speaks in numbers and Frogboy likes to dress up With Camille s help he finds that dressing up as a frog is perfect for him, but when he tries to convince his friend to be a frog too, his plan goes terribly wrong.

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    1. LOVED this story about friendship, compromise, being odd and different, math, and frogs. We want to read this one over and over.

    2. Told from the point of view of a boy who loves to dress as animals, this lovely picture book embraces differences between people. The boy first tried to dress as a cat, but was chased by a dog. Then he tried a variety of other animals before Camille gave him the idea to try being a frog. He loved it, but frogs are not solitary so he asked Camille to join him. Now Camille is very different from him. She speaks in numbers and science. She agreed to try and was very helpful with measuring for a cos [...]

    3. A cute story about friendship, Frogboy and Camille communicate differently. Camille uses numbers while Frogboy prefers words. It is Camille that gives him the idea to be a frog and helps him create the costumebut will their friendship survive the challenges that can arise when two very different people initiate a friendship?I like the illustrations and loved his list of pros and cons of being a frog. Might be fun to have students write their own pros and cons list.

    4. My boys liked this, perhaps more than me. They were interested in the use of numbers and wanted to work out what the numbers meant. I was impressed that prime numbers were used for yes and no (ie. 17 and 23). The pictures are cute and even though the story did not quite gel for me, it did my sons hence 4 stars.

    5. With such a great title and cover I expected more from this picture book. While it did explore differences among young friends: how they can help each other and what they should avoid that doesn't help, the overall effect leaves you a little flat. I still love the title and cover though.

    6. This was a lovely story about friends coming to terms with their differences. I loved the maths angle that was taken and the illustrations are fantastic.

    7. The pros and cons of Being a Frog was written and first published in Australia by Sue deGennaro.This picture book follows a little boy who enjoys dressing up as animals, and his new friend Camilla who thinks and speaks in numbers. The boy struggles through identifying a new animal to dress up as when he previous costume has flaws. Camila helps the boy to find the perfect animal for him to dress up as. After the boy finally creates his costume, he decides that frogs are not solitary creatures and [...]

    8. Pros and Cons of Being a Frog by Sue deGennaro tells the story of two friends who are very different from one another. Despite their differences, they accept one another for their eccentricities. Yet, when one of the friends tries to impose what he wants on his friend Camille, she pushes away. This forces the friend to write a list of pros and cons of being a frog. This sweet tale of friendship between two shy children working through how to be friends despite differences is a must read Read Alo [...]

    9. This story is about friendship. It`s characters are Frogboy and Camille. They are both very different and that is what makes them best friends. Camille spoke in numbers, and only sang her six times table when she was frustrated or hungry. Frogboy needed the perfect costume to pick so Dodie would stop chasing him, with Camille`s help he decided on being a frog. This story is about accepting one another for who they are, and being patient to be a good friend.

    10. Sweet but not particularly fulfilling story about friendship, celebrating differences and learning to compromise. One friend loves dressing up as animals, another is obsessed with numbers and, inevitably, some conflict arises. But not enough and the solution seems rather pat. Would have liked the author to dig a little deeper. The kiddos can handle it.

    11. A boy and his friend are different. The boy likes to dress up as a frog. The girl talks in numbers. The boy used to dress up as a dog, but his friend helped him realize it may be better to dress up as a frog. He wants to share being a frog with his friend, but problems arise when they work on her frog costume. A cute, silly story about being different and friendship. Lovely artwork.

    12. I liked this book because it is all about being patient with your friends, even if they are different than you. I liked how Camille spoke in numbers, and only sang her six times table when she was frustrated or hungry. It is a perfect book about acceptance and loving each other for who we are.

    13. A sweet story of friendship showing how two very different children can still be true friends. I loved the illustrations AND the concept which is nicely executed.

    14. The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog embraces something that is very rarely displayed well in books. Children who are different. Not someone who likes brussel sprouts or think ninjas are cool when everyone else is talking about unicorns. I'm talking about a boy who only goes about dressed as a frog and a girl who only speaks in numbers. Sue deGennaro not only presents a fabulous story about children who think differently but also weaves in a message of friendship and incorporates cleverly thought o [...]

    15. A charming and intelligent story celebrating differences, comparing and contrasting two unique, shy friends.

    16. Reviewed for School Library Journal in July 2016 publication:K-Gr 2: Camille REALLY loves math. Some days she speaks only in numbers (23 is yes, and 17 is no), and she sings the times tables when she is hungry. Her best friend, while not so math obsessed, is equally unique and wears an animal costume all day at school. When Camille notices that he is being plagued by a rambunctious puppy, because he is currently donning a cat costume, she persuades him to choose another animal. After some false [...]

    17. A sweet story about friendship, but with more layers than your average early childhood picture book.Frogger (we don't know his name) loves dressing up, and Camille loves numbers. They are different, but they are friendswho eventually get into a tiff, and Camille storms off. While it's easy to see that Camille storms off because Frogger shouts at her, you can take children back to see WHY he shouted (because she was wiggly. Why was she wiggly? Was anything else happening? and so forth).The number [...]

    18. DeGennaro, Sue The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog. PICTURE BOOK. Simon & Schuster, 2016. $18. The boy is very creative and obsessive; his best friend Camille is more orderly and mathematical. When he tries to make her a frog costume too, he fails to pick up on her cues and they both blow up. After some calming down, they might be able to patch things up.My favorite part of the story is the boy recognizing where things went wrong and the pair forgiving each other. The illustrations are charmin [...]

    19. A quirky book about two girls who are friends even though they're very different. We never learn the name of the girl telling the story, but she likes dressing up in animal costumes. With her friend Camille's help, she settles on a frog costume. But then the friends have a falling out. Will they make up and be friends again even though they're very different?Although this book has a relatively straightforward message, it's told in an original way. The illustrations are good too. It may not appea [...]

    20. It took me a couple reads for this book to grow on me. The narrator is a little boy who loves to dress up as a frog and has a little girl friend named Camille who loves numbers. Although their interests are different and they sometimes disagree, they are the best of friends. Very sweet story of friendship. I loved the first person narration. Images are creative with the presence of all of the numbers. This book is one to savor and is a nice story for teaching kids about making and keeping friend [...]

    21. This is a lovely picture book. The story is simple, with a satisfyingly circular ending (only one important word is omitted from the first sentence to make the last sentence). The maths and biology elements are great angles to incorporate, to "spice up" the story a bit for those who care to look a little deeper. The theme of friendship and acceptance is a welcome one. And the illustrations are gorgeous.

    22. Interesting reading and reasons to be a frog even if you don't want to be a frog. Read aloud andtalking about eating bugs is different. Kids may vote at the end about whether they think about being one or not.

    23. Clever picture book showing how being different can still make a good friendship. Unique story with an unusual twist. Written and illustrated by Sue deGennaro. Published as a Paula Wiseman Book by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.#PB #friendship #differences

    24. I enjoyed the illustrations. The title is misleading. This isn't really a book about the pros and cons of being a frog, which was disappointing. Overall, this is a nice story of differences and friendship.

    25. The illustrations are the highlight of this story - it is a tale of friendship between two unlikely youngsters and how they reconcile their challenging moments. Great for school aged children who are learning about friendship and how to engage with one another in positive, productive ways.

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