Troubador The Frog in the Skyscraper

Released: 28/03/2016

ISBN: 9781785890628

eISBN: 9781785894411

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Frog in the Skyscraper


Life at the pond can get pretty boring—even if you’re living in the heart of New York. So when Frijibold the Frog hears about the exclusive apartments in trendy Shark Fin Towers, he jumps at the chance to fulfil his secret lifelong dream: living in a skyscraper among those fascinating creatures called humans. 

But no sooner has Frijibold stepped into his luxurious apartment than he finds himself trapped in an action-packed adventure involving an ambitious property developer, crazy TV hosts, and Mrs. Boggel’s spicy fried fly pizza. Humans can be more tricky than they look….

Faiz's book The Frog who Loved Mathematics is a finalist in the The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards. The book has also been translated into French, German and Russian.

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5 out of 5 stars

I am so buying this for my godson! Loved it.

by KatieBea Mazza

5 out of 5 stars

Totally delightful storytelling, for both children and adults! I very much enjoyed this wisely cautionary tale of a frog who discovers what's at home may be just as important as the glory of the skyscrapers. Cute illustrations and a gently encouraging tone will entice readers of all ages.

by Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes (Haws)

4 out of 5 stars

This is a great chapter book for young readers. A nice transition book from picture books to more involved chapter books. This little frog is longing for the things he doesn't have, but when he gets them, he realizes the life that he had earlier may not be so bad after all. The story was fun, though I wish there had been a few more pictures to show the frog's adventures. The artwork is bright and you can't help finding that frog cute! Thanks, Net Galley for the ARC!

by L Schwarzman

Highly entertaining!

Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes Audience: All Status: G Humor/Wit: Yes Imaginative/Creative: Yes

by Kim T.

4 out of 5 stars

Full Text: This is a cute little story about Frijibold the Frog. Instead of the ordinary life at the pond with his extended family, he longs to do something more grand, and hatches a plan to land in a new apartment building. Fate seems to smile on him… for a time. But he soon learns that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the road.

This is a very good book for newly independent readers, or even as a read-aloud for younger children. The fairly short chapters make it easy to navigate; the language is straight forward and simple to follow. The occasional pictures are bright and fun. Kids will probably especially enjoy the menu for Mrs. Boggel’s Pond Paradise Café and its description of all the frog delicacies offered there.

by Jennifer Lapachian

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Full Text: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Wonderfully funny and cute. It's full of problems and giggles.

by Mary Lynde

4 out of 5 stars

This is a nice variation of the "country boy goes to the big city" theme. I'd like to have a glow-in-the-dark motorized lily pad to ride around on....

by Janette Forman

5 out of 5 stars

This book is a fun romp through a frog's dream of living in a skyscraper and being a star. He finds out that what you want and dream of isn't always as it seems.

by Lenore Catalano

My kids enjoyed this book a lot! I find my twins re-reading this one quite often. I enjoy books that can be read by both children and adults, and this is a good one. Sometimes children's book tend to be more repetitive, but this cute story is engaging and enjoyable.

by Sarah Kocunik

5 out of 5 stars

Love this wacky adventure! It's perfect for kids of all ages, easy to read and understand for beginning and intermediate readers!!

by Pearl Denault

Faiz Kermani

Faiz loves to write funny children's books. Over the years he has been lucky enough to share childrens' enjoyment in his books when working with schools on literacy and reading projects. He has also received some great reviews, awards and media coverage. His books have been translated into French, Spanish, German and Russian.

Everything in daily life provides some inspiration for the wacky characters in Faiz’s books - even his serious day job. In fact, some of the craziest and funniest ideas have popped into his head while he has been working on something completely unrelated to children's books!

Faiz enjoys writing about what he thinks his young family and their friends would like and find funny. He hopes that his books help bring the joy of reading to life for children and their families.

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