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Following the re-release of the first three books in this beloved series, here are the final three classic wordless tales in attractive, low-priced hardcover editions. A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, the first book in this series, launched Mercer Mayer's distinguished career over twenty-five years ago, and also helped to create the wordless picture book genre. Full of warmhearteFollowing the re-release of the first three books in this beloved series, here are the final three classic wordless tales in attractive, low-priced hardcover editions. A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, the first book in this series, launched Mercer Mayer's distinguished career over twenty-five years ago, and also helped to create the wordless picture book genre. Full of warmhearted mischief and play, the books express the humorous trials and tribulations of friendship and the joy of summertime discovery. Readers will want to collect the entire set....

Title : Frog Goes to Dinner
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ISBN : 9780803728844
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Frog Goes to Dinner Reviews

  • Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee
    2019-03-18 13:17

    Time Machine 4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Book for Pre-readers..., May 27, 2005 As a mom of two emerging readers (one 3, one 5) I have done alot of research into how children learn to read and this summer I am in hot pursuit of books that will help them practice.One of the key skills that appears over and over in the literature is the ability to get 'clues' as to what is going on in the story from the pictures that accompany the text. This is one of the reasons I like this book. Without words, it allows my youngsters to practice their pre-reading skills of analyzing and interpreting what pictures mean.The other reason, of course, is that this book is simply delightful. The drawings are detailed and funny and they keep my children coming back for more. A cute addition for a family's bookshelves.[Don't forget to check out Tomie dePaola's wordless books as well.]Good Reading reference books: "Reading Magic" by Mem Fox; " Raising Lifelong Learners" by Lucy McCormick; and the comprehensive if more cumbersome, "Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print" by Marilyn Jager Adams.

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    2019-02-25 09:32

    I hope they are not serving frog legs! Great book for anyone who ever had a pet frog.

  • Jess Verzello
    2019-03-14 09:34

    A very expressive wordless picture book. The humor is age appropriate; I especially like how the boy and frog laugh about the whole evening when they are supposed to be in trouble. A fun introduction to the world of story telling

  • Jazmin
    2019-03-05 14:10

    Frog goes to dinner by Mercer Mayer, is a wonderful wordless picture book, for young readers from second to fifth grade. Although it may not have words, the style of the illustration appeals to the older elementary students, as well as their ability to perceive emotions in a story through expressions. Published in 1974, this book still resonates and is appealing to children. The main character in this book is a frog, who decides to sneak into the coat of his owner, a young boy, to accompany him to dinner. However, once he is there, he wrecks all kinds of havoc and causes the family to leave the fancy restaurant. Therefore, this graphic novel is a comedy due to all the mishaps the frog causes. As the cover clearly depicts the conflict in this novel, the frog attending dinner uninvited, the frog’s face in awe, the boy is in amazement, and the mom seems to be waiting for something to happen, while the bad person is the server, who ends up kicking the family out.All of this illustrated through pen and ink cartoon/graphic novel style. The characters are very expressionistic depicted with mouths wide open for astonishment, furrowed brows for confusion or anger, and eyes that depict anger by been drawn half way or amazement by wide open. Furthermore, Mayer uses lines in character’s faces to depict powerful emotions like anger or embarrassment, by drawing vertical lines casting a shadow. Similarly, to demonstrate the tranquility of pre-dinner, the night sky is drawn with horizontal lines, clear of any drama. All was serene and none expected what was to come, not even the boy.Overall, I liked Frog goes to dinner, and found it to be a very interesting wordless novel. This would encourage students to think from different perspectives, like the mom’s, frogs, and boys, and could easily tell it from either perspectives for class activities. Due to the wonderful illustrations and interesting storyline, I would give this book five stars.

  • Mary Harris
    2019-03-19 10:23

    Citation: Frog Goes to Dinner, by Mercer Mayer. (Puffin Books, 1974). 32p. Wordless.Genre: Picture Book - WordlessSummary: Frog Goes to Dinner is a book about a frog who sneaks into a little boy’s pocket and goes to dinner with his family at a fancy restaurant and creates chaos.A. A great asset to this book are the illustrations. They aid in making the story easy to follow.B. Overall, the story is funny and the illustrations are great at providing expressions of the main characters. The book is very small. I think it would be a lot better if it was bigger so you could see the illustrations better. The illustrations themselves seem to be crammed onto the page. I believe the book would be easier to follow if the illustrations were larger and the book itself was larger.C. For example, on page 4 the frog slips into the little boy’s coat pocket. I had to go back twice to figure out how the frog got into the restaurant with the little boy and his family. As stated above, if this book was bigger I do not think I would have had a problem figuring out how the frog snuck into the restaurant.Curriculum Connection: This would be a great book to have for students to read independently. The story line is easy enough to follow that students could then do a short activity with the book when finished reading.

  • Chris Connolly
    2019-03-10 11:10

    Category (Picture book soak)Found on pg. 74 in the textbookDescription1. A little boy is the son of a wealthy family. But this boy is far from abnormal. As an animal lover, the boy has a dog and somehow has acquired a frog that he puts in his coat pocket. Taking it with him to the restaurant is hardly fancy as the story takes a comical twist.Possible use in the classroom2. A book such as this one is highly useful in igniting the prior knowledge of students who can use their background understand to write a narrative about something silly that happened to them at the dinner table.Visual elements3. Although this book is colored in black and white, the illustrations hardly suffer from the lack of color; the detail in every page is amazing and very fun to look at. When reading this book, one gets the feeling they are reading the comic page in the newspaper.Personal reaction4. As a child, Mercer Mayer use to make children's movies. So, when I came across this title in the library, I was intrigued to say the least. Upon opening the book, I found myself taken back years when I was watching the Mercer Mayer movies. This is a great book!

  • Annie
    2019-03-17 12:06

    'Frog Goes to Dinner' by Mercer Mayer is a wonderful wordless picture book telling a story of a young boy's pet frog climbing into his coat pocket as the family leaves home for a nice night out to dinner. The frog causes all sorts of chaos at the fancy restaurant, like climbing into the instrument of a band member and jumping into people's food and drinks. The server ends up kicking the entire family out of the restaurant for bringing the frog in the first place. The young boy's family is upset with him all the way home, where he and the frog are shown hysterically laughing about the night at the end of the book.Mayer beautifully illustrates the book with detailed, ink pen drawings, all black and white. The characters are very expressionistic depicted with mouths wide open for astonishment, furrowed brows for confusion or anger, and eyes half-shut & angry or wide-open & astonished. Although the book may not have words, the style of the illustration may appeal to older elementary students, who have the ability to perceive emotions in a story through expressions. This laugh-out-loud visual book is definitely one to check out!

  • Laura
    2019-03-11 09:09

    Frog Goes To Dinner by Mercer Mayer1-Genre: Wordless Picture Book2-This a story of a young boy and his adventurous frog. The family has plans for a nice night out and while getting ready the adventurous frog sneaks a ride in the boy’s jacket pocket.3-(a) The illustrations in this short book are exquisite. (b) The illustrator has great ability in showing detail by simply varying line direction and thickness. The illustrations throughout the book show great detail, depth, and distance.(c) On page 4 and 5 of the book, it shows a great example of the detail provided by the illustrator of this book. The reader can clearly see the line variations that the illustrator uses to show texture in the suit jackets, the crossing of the lines to show shadowing, and simple thin spread out lines to show the flowing of the mother’s hair.4-This book would be great to use in a classroom lesson getting the students to enhance their oral skills. Students can use this wordless book and express verbally to partners what they feel is happening throughout the pages of the book.

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-03-05 10:25

    Frog Goes to Dinner is the follow up to Frog on His Own. Like all the Boy, Dog and Frog books, it's a picture book. This time the Boy and his parents go to a hotel for a fancy dinner.The Boy though decides it would be a good idea to bring along Frog in his pocket. Frog once again sees his chance to make his escape. Frog gets into a number of misadventures that upset the restaurant and ultimately get the Boy and his family kicked out of the restaurant.Interestingly though the parents let the Boy keep the Frog. They are angry and they scold the Boy but the Frog stays. Was the meal really that boring? Or do they know the Boy will get another Frog? How does their inaction reflect on their parenting skills or on the family dynamic as a whole?The Boy, Dog and Frog picture book series: * A Boy, a Dog and a Frog (1967) * Frog, Where Are You? (1969) * A Boy, a Dog, a Frog, and a Friend (1971) * Frog on His Own (1973) * Frog Goes to Dinner (1974) * One Frog Too Many (1975)

  • Alyssa
    2019-02-28 06:08

    I thought this book was so funny! It was a cute story that I think most if not all children will enjoy. Sometimes we want to read a book that is plain fun to read. This book would be excellent for a group circle time in a preschool or kindergarten class. A teacher could even have the children or maybe another teacher act out what is happening with puppets, other people etc. I would read this book to children who are just starting to become emerging readers. They are learning what books are and are beginning to enjoy reading so I think that a wordless picture book is a great introduction to reading. The children are able to tell the story through pictures with these kind of books. This causes them to use and exercise their cognitive development and also helps them to be creative. When I imagine reading this book to young kindergartners or preschoolers I can see some of the children guessing what is going to happen on the next page which is fun and beneficial. Such a hilarious book that children would enjoy and enhance their thinking and reading skills.

  • Sue
    2019-03-14 07:11

    Title: Frog Goes To DinnerAuthor: Mercer MayerGenre: Children’sChallenges: To Be Continued…Challenge, PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, What an Animal II, Read and Review Challenge 2010, Young Readers Reading Challenge 2010, 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge, 100 + Reading Challenge, Pages Read 2010, A to Z challenge, What An Animal III ChallengeRating: 4/5 No. of Pages: 32Published: 1974Back Cover: Frog goes to dinner…..Mine: This is a great new series (to me) and of course it has frogs in it, so how can I not read it? Once again the illustrations can’t help but tell the wonderful story of how frog disrupts a fancy dinner with boy’s family. He jumps in the saxophone, then smashes the drum, jumps in the salad that scares the women, then jumps in a drink and finally is thrown and boy’s family is asked to leave the fancy restaurant.

  • Tayler Bingham
    2019-02-26 11:24

    Mayer, Mercer. Frog goes to dinner. New York:: Dial Press, 1974. This is the story of a little boy who brings his frog to a fancy dinner. Unfortunately, the frog gets loose and causes all sorts of havoc as he jumps through people's food while everyone tries to catch him. The boy's parents are displeased and send him to bed unhappily, yet the boy gets to his room and starts laughing with his frog. The author uses a small picture book format in which there are purely black and white illustrations. The illustrations are all you need to see the story, and the reader is left as to no doubt as to what was happening in the play. This book could be used in a classroom to help teach kids that there is a funny side to things. That even though bad things happen, you can enjoy it.

  • Emily Horn
    2019-03-25 10:36

    This book is a prime example that not all books need words! Mercer Mayer knows how to tell a story visually, the audience didn't miss a beat in the story. In Frog Goes to Dinner a little boy has many pets but he decides to take his pet frog out to dinner with his family. The frog leaves his owner joining musicians and other tables' food. The frog gets the family kicked out of the restaurant which angers his family greatly. When the little boy gets home though he is just happy to be with his pets. The illustrations were very detailed and gave life to a book anyone could read. In my opinion this is a beautiful book!

  • Samantha Penrose
    2019-03-23 08:34

    Mercer Mayer's boy/dog/frog wordless picture books are fantastic for emergent readers; no words to worry about, just beautiful illustrations to interpret. Great for developing a keen eye for detail, reading facial expressions, picking up on cause and effect, etc. This book has lots of fun faces from the parents; annoyance, embarrassment, anger...My youngest, a well-practiced reader at age seven, still enjoys this series, as do I.Just enough good ole fashioned, out-of-doors mischief to hold the attention of rough and tumble little boys (or tomboys).*I don't own any of these, but if I did the kids and I would likely take great pleasure in coloring the b&w illustrations. :)

  • Christi
    2019-02-25 06:21

    Genre: Wordless picture bookSummary: Trouble ensues when Frog stows away in the little boys jacket and sneaks to dinner. This is a charming funny and book and the only person who probably didn't think it was funny was the waiter. CritiqueA. IllustrationB. This book is wordless so it relies heavily on illustration and they were great. the story was funny and sweet even without dialogue. C. The waiter's face is so expressive we can see his entire demeanor and personality in these drawings. Curriculum connection: I would use this in literature and teach a lesson on visual comprehension and how to read pictures.

  • Rachel Hartman
    2019-03-15 12:21

    Mayer's masterwork. Accept no substitutes. Revel in the expressive linework. Ahhhhh.My sisters and I read this a hundred thousand times, and we never stopped howling with laughter, especially at the old lady with the salad. Frog, you naughty amphibian!It's true: I'm the person who ignores the paintings at art museums in favour of squinting at the etchings and pen-and-ink drawings stowed in dimly lit corridors. And it's all the fault of my childhood reading material.

  • Halli
    2019-03-19 13:35

    This book is a really cute, fun book to read or look at! Even though the pictures are not in color, they are just black and white, the detail in the book is incredible. Because the book has no words, the detail drawn on the characters faces really helps the reader to understand how the character is feeling and thinking and as a reader you are able to connect and know what's happening in the book.

  • Sylvester
    2019-02-25 14:09

    3* art - I wish it were in full colour4* storyA little old for Squirt at this point (I admit, sometimes I pick out the books that *I* want to read). However! He will love this when he's old enough - it is full of mischief and laughs.

  • Lori
    2019-03-02 09:31

    I was just taken back to the 1970s when I re-read this book. Actually there is no reading---but the expressions on Mayer's characters' faces in this picture book are as well fleshed out as any children's book text. Excellent!

  • Ray Chrobak
    2019-03-01 14:14

    Picture Book - WordlessGrades Pre K-1Themes: Friendship; discoveryWays to use with children: analyze/interpret pictures; connect story with own life; predict what will happen next; write text to the pictures

  • Rachel
    2019-03-04 09:11

    (Picture Book) Beautiful illustrations with great detail. Great facial expressions. This is a wordless picture book that shows a disaterous evening at a fancy restaurant with a young boy's tag-along-frog friend.

  • Dani Paiz
    2019-03-05 13:12

    A cute book about a young boy with a pet frog. The frog sneaks into a restaurant with the boy and causes mischief. It is all in pictures, no words. I'd recommend it for ages 0-6. It is good for narrative skill.

  • Kirst
    2019-03-18 14:11

    Picture book title #5Very cute picture book without words. It has a frog that goes on an adventure while the family goes out to dinner. This could help students who want to build confidence with books but struggle with text.

  • Cindi
    2019-03-11 13:06

    The back of this book says that Mercer Mayer was one of the creators of wordless books. Since I'm a fan of wordless books, I liked learning that little fact.This book is hilarious. All of my family appreciated it and laughed. The last page is the kicker!

  • Amy
    2019-03-25 12:36

    Funny, original, classic, wordless book.

  • Shanna Gonzalez
    2019-03-20 09:33

    This is a series of funny wordless books about a boy and his pet frog, drawn lovingly in pencil. In this episode, the boy and his family are going to dinner at a fancy restaurant. The frog stows away in the boy's pocket, and while the family is ordering jumps out and begins to wreak havoc among the other diners. When it is caught, the boy claims it and the family is thrown out of the restaurant. The boy is sent to his room, where he plays happily with the frog.His lack of penitence at having caused his family such trouble might be concerning to some parents, and the parental anger is far more concerning (although the wordless genre allows for adult interpretation of what was said), especially since the boy did not intend to bring the frog to the restaurant. However, this lighthearted fantasy portrays a bit of real human nature, allowing children to think about what different people are feeling in different scenes. It provides an example of what not to do in a restaurant, and might be a means of preparing a young reader for the experience. There are opportunities to discuss consideration of others, self-control, and table manners. This is a funny library checkout but perhaps shouldn't live on the free-reading shelf.

  • Hope
    2019-03-20 09:15

    This book is illustrates a night out to a fancy dinner, and all the mishaps that the frog gets into at dinner. I think children would really enjoy this book because the frog gets into many quirky situations that the children would find really funny. The illustrations are very vivid and engaging with a lot going on in them . I think young children would really enjoy looking at and reading this book because it is almost like a silent cartoon that will make them laugh, and they will feel like they are reading! Over all this was a good book, and is a series that could be worth having in your classroom if your students seem to enjoy them!

  • Heather Russon
    2019-02-28 08:16

    Frog Goes to Dinner is a wordless picture book. It tells the story of a boy and how he takes his frog with him to a fancy dinner and what happens because of that. It would be a good story to help children work with recognizing emotions. Maybe have them look at it and talk about what each character is feeling. You could talk about why they think they feel that way. It would also be fun to have them add words to the story and tell it to you. The colors used are very unique the author uses only black and white expect for the cover which he included blue and green.

  • Lindsey Hooker
    2019-03-23 14:24

    Frog Goes to Dinner is a fun, wordless picture book for young children. The illustrations are done in black and white and I think that adds a different angle that I hadn't seen in books for awhile. I was a little skeptical about reading a wordless book, mainly because I didn't know how it would be possible to follow the story line. But I found that it was easy to follow along after all! The pictures flowed well together. Kids will love being able to flip through the pages and trying to find frog on each one.

  • Dellisantec
    2019-03-24 11:08

    Part of the "Boy, Dog, Frog" series, this wordless picture book by Mercer Mayer is one of my favorites. I think his illustrations, mostly black and white, are simple and to the point and yet manage to convey such emotion. This book in particular tells the story of a little boy who goes to a fancy restaurant with his family, leaving behind his frog and his dog, or so he thinks. Trouble quickly ensues and the drawings capture the humor and fun of this story.