This eagerly-awaited fourth book in the Freddie the Frog® Book series teaches six note names and completes the treble clef staff that the book, Freddie the Frog and the Thump in the Night, introduced. Freddie and Eli discover a buggy world under the azaleas. The two friends join the Blue Beetle Bugs in their quest to find the secret on Crater Island, (middle C)!
The Secret of Crater Island includes peek-through pages and an enclosed AUDIO CD. The audio CD includes the dramatized story, sing-a-long songs, and jam tracks to play along with the 12-Bar Blues. Ages 4-9.
Read what parents have to say:
MY DAUGHTER IS 3 AND SHE THINKS FREDDIE IS A SUPERSTAR!
She loves the book and she loves the music but most of all she loves Freddie. Her puppet (Freddie the Frog Kid's Puppet) gets a cheerful hug on many occasions throughout the day. In the eyes of a toddler, Freddie is real and she listens to every last word he has to say. I thought in the beginning that she may be a bit too young to understand and appreciate Freddie's story, but I was wrong! Freddie has a way of speaking right to her and making music exciting. Freddie has made a lasting impression on my daughter and any frog that can win the heart of a child as quickly as Freddie has with my daughter, is a friend for life! --RMH
Although I am not a teacher, I found this book an excellent preschool learning tool for my two grandchildren (4 and 2). To be able to introduce very small children to music....WOW...what a way to do it. I thank Ms. Burch and her talented staff (no pun intended) for this lovely, fun and most important educational introduction to the music world. FROGS ROCK!!! --RJ
Read what teachers have to say:
"I wanted to thank you for the great book! My kiddos have learned the staff and it has blown me away! Freddie is the most popular kid in my class! I am truly amazed at how quickly the kids have picked up the Staff and notes! I just "quizzed" my Kindergarteners by giving them a staff and having them fill in where everyone is, and most everyone got 100%! It was awesome! Thank you so much for giving me the tools to help my kids blossom and learn in such a fun way!" --Suzanne Campbell
FREDDIE IS THE STAR OF OUR MUSIC CLASSROOM!
My music students have been swept off their feet by charming Freddie! He is a brave little frog who learns to face up to his fears and wins a new friend in the bargain. Along the way readers are exposed to a clever variation on the note names of the music staff (treble clef). Freddie's home, Eli's vacation home, azaleas and Crocodile River are a few of the mnemonic devices employed to capture the reader's attention and make the line and space note names of the treble clef stick in the reader's mind.The authors use humor and melodrama to draw children into the story. The accompanying CD has catchy, enthusiastic music that the students really enjoy listening to (especially Freddie's singing voice!). This book is an excellent alternative to teaching the line and space notes of the treble clef (never has "Every Good Boy Does Fine" seemed so dull!). --Emma George