Monday, September 1, 2014

Review: Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard by:Janice Dean

 Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard by Janice Dean
About the Book:
Freddy the Frog loves learning about the weather, and he’s known for having the best predictions in town. But what happens when a blizzard rolls in?

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.

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.

My Review:
 Freddy is always been the go-to guy in town for the weather forecasts. He really had his work cut out for him when a blizzard was headed towards Lilypad. He really didn't want to scare anyone, but in so many ways, the townspeople didn't really take him too seriously. He cared for them and didn't want them to get hurt or be unprepared. So he set about ways to help them get through this troublesome time. After all from past storm events, Freddy learned that being prepared is the best thing to do especially in an extreme weather event such as a blizzard.

 One of Freddy's good friends Polly Woggins was more concerned with during live reports in the middle of the storm instead of making sure she was prepared. Freddy knew that he would have to step in and help his friend and that is exactly what he intended to do. Freddy packed his friend a blizzard kit filled with all the things she would need during this major weather event items such as radio, first aid kit, blanket, flashlight, water, and a snack. And in spite of Polly reassuring him, she would be fine he still made sure the news van was equipped with the bag.

 Even though Freddy, his family and the whole town of Lilypad was about to endure a very troublesome storm, Freddy still found time to look out for his friends--he knew their safety and the safety of others was very important. Janice Dean, the author has also provided in the book some general terms related to weather and blizzards and has even included a Winter Storm Checklist. This book has a sweet story as well as tons of great information that will teach our children just how important it is to pay attention to those weather forecasts and to be prepared!

If you would like to purchase this book, you can do so at this link.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.