Why go to bed when you can play the accordion, dance underwater ballet, and hold burping contests with strange alien lifeforms? For every kid who ever came up with an outlandish excuse for why it can't be bedtime yet, these froggies' antics will delight and entertain. Acclaimed illustrator Adam Gustavson's raucous authorial debut shows parents there's more than one way to do bedtime.
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The frog illustrations were adorable. The adventures they got into on each page were creative and children will love seeing the antics the frogs do instead of being in bed.
If you love frogs, this book is for you! Awesome colorful and fun illustrations to a storyline of frogs who would rather do anything other than sleep. I definitely recommend this book for kids of all ages. A great bedtime book! Thanks to #Netgalley for the early review copy.
This book reminded me of the old picture book Tuesday. The illustrations are wonderful and it is a cute story that many youngsters would love,
The Froggies Do NOT Want to Sleep is a story about a family of frogs at bedtime. These young frogs don't want to go to sleep. They want to stay up and have fun like all kids do. There is so much character in the illustrations and the story was hilarious. Just wait until you get to the part about knights! This is a story that could very possibly become a family favorite. I would recommend it to my friends and family with children and I think that it would be a great addition to any children's collection in a library. Great job! Well done!
This is a funny book with a very imaginative storyline. The illustrations are just brilliant and entertaining.
I received an ARC copy of this title courtesy of #netgalley, Adam Gustavson and the publisher. Gustavson is a talented children's book illustrated. The images in this title are quite bland in detail but they suit the story well. I love the way some sentences are drawn over several pages to create tension and climax. This is a great bedtime reading story for preschoolers about all the wonderful, adventurous things frogs want to do instead of sleeping. A book to be enjoyed for its 5/5 star qualities.
I absolutely loved the art work!!! The jellyfish was my favorite. The story was cute, but this book really sold the art for me
This was a sweet, silly little story about some froggies that have way better ideas than sleeping. The illustrations were incredible - with so many great details to look at and talk about. The story could be read quickly - or stretched out with conversations about the illustrations and predictions. And frogs don't get enough exposure in cuddly, night time books! My little non-sleeping froggies at home would love seeing the silly things the froggies do to stay awake at night, and my preschool class would also love this one. Would love to add this to my home and classroom libraries.
It isa rocking, funny book. Burping contests with aliens.. wow.. Magical illustrations. Underwater ballet. The froggies sure do have lots of interesting ideas.
Many thanks to the Publisher and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. Oh wow, I love everything about this book. Gustavson’s illustrations are wonderful; the compositions are executed well and the way each spread takes your eyes across the pages and leads them smoothly onto the next spread, like a continuous tapestry, is a joy. And there is so much to see in the details of each spread. A book where you will see something new each time you pick it up. And just the right amount of detail, a balance of white space and detail that is relevant to the story. The story is spot on with children, at bedtime or other. It is funny and exciting and imaginative. And so enjoyable to read out loud. Definitely one to read again and again and again. Loved the illustrations at the end of the story - they made me laugh.
Seriously, 100%, could not stop laughing at these froggies. This absolutely gorgeously illustrated book is light on the words, but the artwork is some of the best I've seen in a while. Simply splendid! The writing, honestly, reads like some exasperated, knowing parent, who simply cannot get the froggies to go to sleep and I just cracked up laughing every page. ‘They want to sing opera while firing themselves out of cannons’ but they certainly do NOT want to go to sleep. I giggled. Hard.
These froggies want to do a lot of things, but sleeping isn't one of them. I really enjoyed the silly activities that kept these amphibians occupied until they were tired. I'll definitely be recommending this one as a bedtime story. It's easy enough to read that even my first-graders could enjoy it on their own, but older students will find it humorous as well.
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. The Froggies do not want to sleep is an illustrated picture book for young children aged 4-8 years about a family of young frogs who do not want to go to sleep. They would much rather be playing and doing anything other than going to bed (as many children do). This book has fantastic imaginative ideas of things to play for children and the illustrations are funny and fun. The bit I didn't quite get was the alien being the parent at the end but the last picture did make me smile as they sat down with the ice cream when the froggies were finally asleep.
The Froggies Do Not Want to Sleep is a cute nightly send of for kids. A goofy, laugh inducing bedtime story to get the last bits of energy out and give them interesting adventures to drift off to. I really liked the artwork. Bright and detailed and also a bit silly. It started off simple, but as the craziness progressed the illustrations got more interesting and colourful. I know my froggy would definitely laugh and enjoy this one before bed. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This is a wonderful, imaginative, and hilarious bedtime story that I know kids will love. Hop on board as an army ( yes that's what they are called ) of little froggies who are supposed to be drifting off to sleep are NOT co-operating! They want to escape from under the covers and go on adventures where they practice their accordions, play dress-up, go for long drives in the country, joust like knights, fire themselves out of cannons and fly off into the universe on their spaceships, just to name a few. Sounds like a very busy night ahead doesn't it? Their imaginative antics will both delight and entertain kids. The illustrations are truly amazing... full of detail, expression and creativity. I love them. The story is engaging and is a perfect read aloud to read again and again. This book belongs not only in homes but in classrooms and school libraries also. I highly recommend it and give high praise to Gustavson on his debut book and encourage him to keep on creating.
The Froggies Do NOT Want to Sleep. This is a good children's book and really enjoyable. The illustrations really bring the book to life. Great artwork that allows to tell the story too. It starts off as many things the froggies want to do instead of sleeping and gets crazier as book goes on. It's very funny and great story for kidsto keep them entertained. Thanks to Netgalley and publisher for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
This was very fun and enjoyable! The illustrations were lovely and the story fun and quirky! A great book to read before bed. My son loves animals so he was sold on this book.
Very cute book that would be great to read to a child before nap or bed. I love the anatomically correct sleeping eyes of the frogs.
What a great bedtime story! The wide variety of adventures in these hilarious illustrations will give both children and adults a good chuckle before they drift off to happy dreams. So fun!
The title says it all: The Froggies do not want to sleep. They’re much too busy with various silly activities, starting with the already humorous pursuit of accordion-playing and building up to more ridiculous adventures like opera singing while firing themselves out of cannons and battling space monsters. Sure, there are already countless bedtime books out there featuring energetic, imaginative protagonists who just want to avoid sleeping, but this one stands out due to the intricately vivid illustrations in gouache and watercolor. While the froggies’ personalities may be anthropomorphized, their appearances are actually fairly realistic, and their long, skinny legs and huge, yellow eyes add an extra element of humor to the story. All outdoor, underwater, and space scenes feature colorful and detailed backdrops. Despite its fairly cliched storyline, this is a highly entertaining book that I would recommend as a bedtime story or as a good library storytime book when the theme is bedtime or frogs.
This book is adorable. Having a toddler that doesn't sleep, this book give so many adventures that the frogs go on to inspire her dreams. She also loved the book and the illustrations.
As well-explained in the back cover, here's a book for those who need excuses to skip sleeping. We all experienced a time when sleep is not necessary, our mind is still active dreaming and plotting. Why should we sleep? And the author gave ideas on how you should tell the older ones to avoid sleeping.
The illustrations throughout this book are absolutely great. I thought they were all fun and that many children would enjoy the antics of the frogs. I was especially amused when I saw one of the frogs was drinking what looked to be a Coke but it was labeled Croak. The different situations the frogs end up in and the illustrations that go with them actually remind me of the Pug books. The illustrations flow from page to page and are often connected to each other which was nice to see. Now the story itself is rather short with only a couple of words on each page. This is definitely aimed towards the younger readers as the words are simple and short. It took no longer than a minute for me to read; however, I spent more time looking at the illustrations. The story follows the frogs as they play dress up, go jousting, ride alligators, go to space and discover aliens, and even fly through the clouds. This is definitely a cute book for younger children and I think they’ll be entertained. Now I’m not quite sure if I would read this to children before going to sleep because personally, I would want to play dress up and discover aliens after reading this.
My Thoughts If you love frogs you will adore this book! Here are my pros and cons for The Froggies Do Not Want To Sleep: Pros 1. The images are hilarious! This book is worth it just to see frogs in tutus performing an underwater ballet, frogs on unicycles, frogs jousting with plungers, and a number of other ridiculous things rather than sleeping. 2. The concept is pretty simple… it is just about frogs who come up with a bunch of things they’d rather be doing than sleeping! If you have a reluctant sleeper, this book of excuses might be familiar to them and to you! Perhaps this book could encourage kids to come up with a silly thing they’d rather be doing than sleeping. I mean, if the kiddos are going to try to think of ways to stay up anyway, perhaps exercising their imaginations might be at least a positive thing to do, right? 3. Spoiler to parents – the froggies do fall asleep at the end. 😊 Cons 1. It ended rather abruptly for me, but kids won’t care one bit. Summary There is no lesson here and no advice on how to get the froggies to go to sleep. It is simply a silly, fun adventure about what some frogs are doing to avoid getting some rest! Kids will love it! Thank you to NetGalley and Charlesbridge Publishing for an eARC of this book, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily
I love the concept of this book: a group of frogs who try to get out of going to bed using increasingly imaginative excuses. Parents are already well versed in the usual suspects: another story, another glass of water… The froggies come up with much more interesting scenarios to postpone their bedtime. Kids will love seeing these realistic frogs acting out a series of unrealistic froggish activities, from shooting themselves out of cannons while singing opera to flying spaceships. The illustrations are very detailed, with some fun things to discover, like a frog who’s been drinking a bottle of Croak. Kids will enjoy the humour of the illustrations and may be inspired to come up with some better excuses themselves for why they can’t possibly go to sleep yet. This book is marketed as a bedtime story and given it’s about frogs at bedtime, that should make sense. My reservation is that it’s not a soothing bedtime story. I’d expect kids to be more hyped up after having this book read to them, which defeats the purpose. I’d be testing this one out well before bedtime first to see how the kidlets respond. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Charlesbridge for the opportunity to read this book. I’m rounding up from 3.5 stars.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book. This is a unique and incredibly imaginative take on the classic bed-time story. Those froggies don't want to go to sleep and they arrive at all sorts of reasons for postponing their snooze. (Not unlike the youngster being read to, I'm sure.) From burping contests to underwater ballet, to traveling in outer space, the froggies antics will delight the toddler to preschool age child. The illustrations are hilarious, the characters' expresssions larger than life and each scene delightfully detailed.
These lil' froggies are busy little creatures. Imagine that you can't sleep and your caretaker reads this lovely rendition about just what frogs want to do -other than sleep. What kind of imaginative thought process would then go into effect? Would you sleep soundly? The illustrations would make one think of such a process and unless you're very anti-amphibian this should work fine for young children. The cuteness exudes from each illustration that depicts the scenes perfectly. Thank you to Adam, the pub, & NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.
A funny well illustrated book that had my little one giggling.The froggies really do not want to sleep and get into all sorts of hilarious situations to stay awake much like all children.
I received an electronic ARC from Charlesbridge through NetGalley. These froggies have wild imaginations and a lot of energy. They do not want to sleep; instead they want to play all of the games and enjoy an adventure through various locations. The artwork emphasizes their eyes and the wild gleam in them as it is obvious they are fighting tiredness to keep having fun. In the end, they end up returning from their "travels" and end up asleep in their beds. Don't miss the last page surprise. Adventure, humor and... frogs. Young readers will love going along on this trip.
Thanks to the publishers for sharing this one. I love the cute frogs and the bizarre stuff they are doing. I'd definitely read this aloud to preschoolers. My full review appears on Weekend Notes.
The Froggies do not want to sleep! They want to play the accordion, play dress-up with exquisite and increasingly ornate costumes, and even take off to outer space, just to avoid going to sleep. With a sprightly story and gorgeous illustrations, this is a book that will not only entertain as a bedtime story but will be a favorite for early readers.
This book was cute. I liked the illustrations a lot. I thought they really helped to move the story along. Froggie wants to stay up to do all kids of fun, silly activities. I think most kids will relate to not wanting to go to bed because there are so many fun things to do instead!
This book is SOOO much FUN!. The froggies do not want to sleep, and this book shows us all the things they would rather do instead. This includes meeting aliens, jousting, and falling through clouds. What really brings this book to life is the amazing illustrations. They are all at once fun, bright, heartfelt, sometimes creepy, and the great narrator of this story. Buy this book and see how many times kids want to read it. This will be a book that gets worn out!.
I love the illustrations and it is a cute story about the many things that the froggies want to do instead of sleeping. I am sure many parents can relate to this story with their own children.
This is so adorable! The froggies have so many excuses for why they are too busy to sleep, and the excuses get more and more creative as the book progresses. The star here, however, is the illustrations- so vibrant and full of energy, filled with hilarious details. Such a great bedtime story! #TheFroggiesDoNOTWanttoSleep #NetGalley
This was a fun bedtime story that I shared with my granddaughter. There is not a lot of text in the book, but the illustrations were wonderful. It starts with the frogs sneaking out of bed and goes on to show them engaging in all sorts of fantastical activities. The various costumes they wear to participate in things like jousting, or heading into space were a hoot. We talked a lot about the activities they were doing as she didn't know what jousting was and thought a frog riding an alligator was pretty funny. The illustrations had so much action, emotion and little things to look at that they added so much to this book. She wanted me to read it to her brothers when they came to pick her up and was constantly sharing with her little brother things we had talked about the night before. I will say that I had to read a couple of other books to settle her down so I could put her to bed, but this is definitely a winner for us.