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Our first Froggy book, now I’m regretting the others on their way...
Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2019
I was super excited to get the four Froggy books I ordered; this one “Froggy Goes to Bed” just happened to be the first one that arrived separately. I regret reading it to my just-turned 4 year old...but thankfully, she wasn’t very interested and was only half-listening. Froggy is a brat. When his mom calls him for his bath, or to brush his teeth, or asks him to find his “huggy” (stuffed animal); he answers her with a mocking “wha-a-a-aaat”. When he has to find his pj’s, tooth brush, huggy, etc., they’re all in places they clearly shouldn’t be (in the cookie jar, under the stove) which implies he doesn’t put anything away where they should go. After he brushes his teeth, he gets back out of bed and takes it upon himself to get a snack...after he had brushed. Then gets back in bed, and asks for water to drink. His poor mother fetches him water, he spills it and instead of him cleaning it up, she’s on the floor doing it for him. Then she’s gets him more water. Then he demands his closet door closed, his bedroom door cracked and his night-light turned down “just how he likes it”. She does all of these things. Then he asks for a book, and as she reads it, she falls asleep in the seemingly uncomfortable chair while he’s comfy in his bed. I don’t know what the author was thinking. It only encourages bratty and disrespectful behavior. Sure, the parents can redirect their child and tell them that’s how they SHOULDN’T act, but why should we have to when reading a children’s book? Write a book that encourages good behavior to begin with! I laugh at the review that suggests parents not “take it so seriously”. Ha! These are toddler ages on up listening to these books and learning the behavior they’re hearing about. I will be returning this book and will return the other three if they’re equally just as bad. Unreal. 🙄