Tenley Peck | The Children’s Book Review | January 28, 2015
By Janice Dean; Illustrated by Russ Cox
Hardback Book: 36 pages
Age Range: 5 – 9 years
Publisher: Regnery Kids (2014)
What to expect: Frogs, Weather, Creativity
Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard does an excellent job of creating a creative way to get kids interested in learning about the science of weather. This well-written, witty, and crafty tale tells the story of Freddy taking a school trip to the Frog News Network (FNN). While at the FNN, Freddy notices a big blizzard blowing in and jumps to the rescue by creating blizzard kits for the weather team. This story not only makes the science of weather interesting, but it teaches the importance of great core values such as perseverance. It also prepares kids to be proactive in their own life, by providing a “Winter Storm Checklist”.
This a highly creative story with colorful illustrations that provide additional interest for kids. Overall, it’s a fun and imaginative book that will inspire an interest in learning more about weather and emergency preparedness—kids won’t even realize they are being taught.
Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard is a great fun-filled learning tool for children ages 5 to 10!
Add this book to your collection: Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard
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.
Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard, by Janice Dean and Russ Cox, was reviewed by Tenley Peck. Follow along with our articles tagged with Kids Weather Books, Kids Winter Books, Kids Snow Books, Frog Books, or our Science Books Category to discover more great titles just like this one.