“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Froggy Rides a Bike. Written by Jonathan London. Illustrated by Frank Remkiewics. Penguin Group Inc.. c. 2008, 32pp.
Reading Level: 560L
Synopsis: Froggy just got his very first bike, but he has to put a horn and a bell on the bike before he is ready to ride it. Once he starts trying to ride the bike, he keeps falling. After a long day and lots of practice, Froggy learns how to ride his bike.
Rationale for Use: This text is a great book to use with students because not only does it align with Common Core State Standards, the text also carries a theme that is important for all children to remember. Practice makes perfect! Froggy also tends to be a classroom favorite, and students are interested to hear more stories about what Froggy manages to get himself into.
Common Core Connection: RL 1.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrates understanding of their central message or lesson. RL 1.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.