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 Life according to Og the frog (Og the Frog)
 Author: Birney, Betty G.

 Publisher:  Putnam (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 150 p. ,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 120528 ISBN: 9781524739942
 Ages: 7-11 Grades: 2-6

 Subjects:
 Frogs -- Fiction
 Pets -- Fiction
 School stories
 Hamsters -- Fiction

Price: $20.76

Summary:
Og the Frog tells the story of how he first came to Room 26, where he meets Humphrey the hamster, befriends the students, and writes poems and songs.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 198219

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/18)
   School Library Journal (+) (07/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2018 Gr 2–4—This summer, fans of Betty Birney's "The World According to Humphrey" series will have a new world to hop into. This first volume in a spinoff series about Humphrey's pal, Og the frog, offers heart and humor. Og has just made the move to room 26 and away from a bully bullfrog in room 27. He misses the swamp (the water in his new tank is a tad too clean) but he is generally happy in the classroom. He enjoys learning songs and spending time with his new friend Humphrey. The book also explores the question of whether or not wild animals should be caged and if Og should be released back into his pond. Birney pours the same charm into this new series as she did into the previous books. The well-developed characters will appeal to children and the straightforward text will encourage newly independent readers. VERDICT An excellent addition to chapter book collections.—Patrick Tierney, Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School, Providence - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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