Thursday, July 16, 2015

Children's Book Review: Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane by Janice Dean, Illus by Russ Cox

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Regnery Kids, via Edelweiss, 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

Summer in the South means we get to deal with another natural disaster-


This new children's book might just be of interest to all the kids this Summer!

Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane cover


Freddy the Frogcaster is tracking the weather at Frog News Network when he realizes a huge hurricane is coming! Can the town of Lilypad prepare for the storm in time? Can Freddy report the weather on TV and make sure his family and friends are safe? Fox News Meteorologist Janice Dean "The Weather Machine" continues her beloved Freddy the Frogcaster series in this whirlwind adventure that will leave readers with lasting real-life advice on how to prepare for hurricane season.


This is the second Freddy the Frogcaster book we reviewed and Miss Grace loved the first one!This book does an excellent job in showing what citizens do with their homes to get ready for when a major storm is coming, and how weather personnel help them to know what to do and when to act.The book gives really good explanations on how hurricanes are named, what hurricane hunters are (and do), and how to set up an emergency plan and kit for hurricane preparedness. When you live in the South we sorta take it for granted that everyone knows what to do. But newcomers to the area (especially those from the west coast) may have never had to go through such a bad storm, and have no idea what needs to be done. This book can actually educate kids and adults alike, and it's one we recommend for all kids to read if they are in hurricane prone areas!

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.

About the Illustrator:

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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