Frog Saves the Day

Cover: Frog Saves the Day

Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating on his pond or visiting with his friends. He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are—nice and peaceful. From acclaimed children’s writer Eve Bunting comes a beginning reader series featuring the delightful Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon, and Squirrel. In Frog Saves the Day Frog and his friends mistakenly think a nearby train is a ferocious dragon and later Frog rescues a friend’s child from danger.



  • Dewey: E
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585368099): 40 pages, 6 (w) x 9 (h), © 2013, 09/01/2013
  • Paperback (9781585368105): 40 pages, 6 (w) x 9 (h), © 2013, 09/01/2013
  • PDF (9781627530507): 40 pages, © 2013, 09/01/2013
  • Hosted ebook (9781627536493): 40 pages, © 2013, 09/20/2013
  • Series: I AM A READER!
  • Subseries: Frog and Friends


  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 7
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 2
  • Lexile® Measure: 500
  • Guided Reading Level: K
  • ATOS Reading Level: 2.3
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 163906
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects


Frog and Friends: Frog Saves the Day

Gr 1-4–This latest installation in the series contains two stand-alone stories about Frog’s heroic deeds. In “Frog and the Green Dragon,” Raccoon comes to Frog because she can’t sleep. Something in the night makes a big, loud noise like thunder that scares her. Frog leads his friends to discover a huge, long dragon with one eye traveling on a track. Readers know the “dragon” is a train by the illustrations, but Frog and his friends use their animal logic to alleviate their fears. In “Frog and the Big River Rescue,” Frog thinks quickly and risks his life to save one of Possum’s babies who falls in the river. Beginning independent readers and fans of the series may find this title exciting and rewarding. For teachers, librarians, and parents, the book comes leveled by standards for guided reading.–Lindsay Persohn, University of South Florida, Tampa


Author: Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting was born in a little town in Ireland called Maghera and she was brought up in the tradition of storytelling. Her mother started a library in their house and there were always books available to read. Most were poetry, which Eve loved. She also loved ghost stories and adventure stories; actually stories of all kinds. So she grew up, got married, had three children, and became a storyteller herself.

Now Eve lives in California and writes books that tell stories. She has written a lot of books, more than 250, and hopes to write many more. Because storytelling is what she does. And what she loves to do.

Illustrator: Josée Masse

Josée Masse's children's books include "Mirror, Mirror" (selected as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2010) and "Mousie Love" (included in Bank Street College's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010).