Froggy's Big Scoop! Froggy Gets A Doggy by Jonathan London
You may think Froggy has done it all. He's played T-ball, and soccer, gone to Hawaii, to playdates, to school, to the doctor, and to bed. He's gotten a new bike and a new baby sitter. But there is one typical rite of passage in childhood that Froggy hasn't experienced.
He's never had a PET!
But Froggy, Mom, and sister Polliwogilina are finally off the the animal shelter to achieve that milestone, too.
Mom is leaning toward a white rabbit or some cute white mice. Or maybe even a baby alligator. But then Froggy sees a pitiful puppy, and one look at those big brown eyes, and even Mom falls in love with the cute little mutt. Polli agrees!
"DOG-GY! DOG-GY!" SANG POLLIWOGILINA.
After an expensive stop at the pet store for bowl, water dish, dog bed, dog food, dog chews, leash and collar, Froggy and Polli are eager to take their pup outside for a walk and a romp.
Then Mom introduces Froggy to one item of dog care of which he was blissfully unaware!
"AND DON'T FORGET YOUR POOPER SCOOPER!"
In his latest addition to his popular Froggy series, Jonathan London's new Froggy Gets a Doggy (Viking Books, 2014) takes his gung-ho character through all the perils of puppy ownership, puddles, poop scooping, and the usual elements of dog training, and with the usual funny Froggy misadventures, as when the puppy retrieves Mom's pink undies instead of the stick Froggy tosses. As a stand-in for all kids with their first animal responsibilities, Froggy perseveres, and by bedtime, when his new puppy abandons his little bed for a cuddle in Froggy's, he gets the big reward of pet ownership--love and companionship! As Froggy says, (borrowing a line from Pete the Cat),
"IT'S ALL GOOD!"