Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Children's Book Review: Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard by Janice Dean

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from  Regnery Publishing,for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Since we're talking about severe weather and Fall/Winter storms today, 
I have an excellent children's book to help kids with storm prep too!

Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard cover

There's a blizzard blowing toward Lilypad and someone has to warn the frogs! Frog News Network meteorologist Sally Croaker is busy in the newsroom and Polly Woggins is preparing for live broadcasts in the snow. It's up to Freddy the Frogcaster to spread the news and get everyone prepared for the snow storm!

The second book in the popular Freddy the Frogcaster series from Janice Dean "The Weather Machine," Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard will entertain the whole family with a fanciful blend of weather facts and froggy fiction.

 Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard sample


We had not read the first book, as I had not heard about it! Miss Grace ADORES all things weather related (really anything science related), so I figured she would be enthralled with this book, and she was! Having been through Hurricane Prep, she understands preparing for those types of storms, so she was fascinated to see how different Freddy's preparations were, and to compare them. This lead to a lot of discussion, which is ALWAYS a goof thing!
 Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard sample 2
We definitely do not have big winter snow storms down here in the deep South, but we do get some snow and sleet, so I knew she would be interested in the weather section, and she was!  Freddy introduces children to the science behind blizzards and chilly weather patterns, in simple easy terms, and she really learned a lot about bad weather!
This is a great book to have on hand BEFORE bad storms strike, to help your child get over any anxiety about making a storm prep bag/container, and what will happen if the power goes out and you are snow bound for a few days. We highly recommend it! 
  About the Author:

Known as “Janice Dean the Weather Machine,” Janice Dean has been predicting the weather on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network since 2004. She is a trained meteorologist and she loves to share her scientific knowledge, and the inspiration that led to her passion for weather, with kids and adults alike. Before Fox, she had a long career working at various radio and TV stations as a DJ, anchor, and host.

Russ Cox is an award-winning illustrator and animator, and founder of Smiling Otis Studio. His illustrations have won first-place in the Published, People's Choice, and Emerging Artist categories at the New England The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference. He lives in Maine with his wife, their four cats, and a banjo.

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