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The hilarious sequel to the bestselling Oi Frog! will have children rolling around with laughter.
Winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award. Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2016. Frog's had enough, he's the changing the status quo! Cat insists that there are rules - only mules sit on stools, no one but hares should sit on chairs and however irritating, dogs MUST sit on frogs. 'Well, I'm changing the rules,' said the frog.
'From now on, dogs sit on logs, not frogs!' And everyone else is going to have to sit somewhere else too. Will Cat want to sit on gnats instead of cushy mats? Will spiders like sitting on gliders? Will whales be happy to sit on nails? And, most importantly, where is FROG going to sit? Praise for Oi Frog! :
'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail
'Everyone will love it.' - The Guardian Can't get enough? Find out what cat's got to say in Oi Cat! , now available for purchase. Want even more? Look out for Oi Duck-billed Platypus! , coming out autumn 2018. Oi Frog! , Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

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This is Book 3 in the Oi Frog and Friends Series. See all Oi Frog and Friends books here.

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18th July '17
I read it to Isabelle2014 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We loved reading this as the sequel to Oi Frog! It is a book full of humour and clever rhyming words. The illustrations are lovely too and easy to understand.
18th July '17
I read it to joshgok aged 7 aged 7 & to JakeGOK aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
An absolutely fantastic introduction to rhyming! My boys were trying to rhyme everything after hearing this for the first time.  It's actually very amusing too. Wonderfully illustrated.  Every preschool and reception class will be reading this book for sure!
2nd January '17
I read it to Noah aged 6 aged 6 & to Flynn aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This book is hilarious. An amazing sequel to the book 'Oi Frog'. Frog is not impressed with dogs sitting on frogs so he has decided to change the rules. Now dogs must sit on logs instead of frogs and cats must sit on gnats. If you have read the first book you can imagine the amazingly funny illustrations that follow in the book. We found cheetahs on fajitas especially funny. There is just one question left to answer in the story...what will frogs sit on now? We love this book and read it again and again.
16th June '17
Godson read it themselves aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My godson enjoyed guessing some of the rhyming words. Some brilliantly funny choices for animals to sit on. The accompanying illustrations are hilarious too.
A really good read.
3rd October '17
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
I discovered this book on a training session at work with an English and reading consultant and had to buy a copy for myself! Already have loads of ideas how I'll use it in school with my lovely class and I'm sure they'll love it too!

The pictures are bright and colourful and the language is great. I can see it introducing lots of new vocabulary to my current class and causing lots of giggles! 

I think it would be great for work on rhyming and predicting, particularly at the end and maybe even making an animal dictionary. 

The whole premise of the story is that frog has decided that dogs should no longer sit on frogs and goes about changing the rules on where all animals should sit, making sure they rhyme! At the end the question is asked...where will frogs sit? and the answer is surprising. 

I may need to buy another copy so I can keep mine to share with my niece when she's a bit older as I'm sure my class will love it to pieces (almost literally!)
30th January '18
I read it to Frey aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Superb sequel to Oi Frog with an ending that makes me and my daughter laugh out loud! Although I did have to pause to rhyme "elephants with smelly pants" this book contains humour, rhymes and cheekiness, a must! 
12th September '17
I read it to IslaC aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
fantastic sequel to Oi Frog
If you liked Oi Frog (and who wouldn't) you'll love this too. Another slapstick set of rhymes about where animals are meant to sit, and with another twist at the end
30th April '17
I read it to Oliver0907 aged 9 months aged 0
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5 stars
Was recommended to me from a friend (who happens to be an English Teacher) and we honestly can't get enough! Absolutely hilarious - had me and a number of other 'grown ups' in fits of laughter! Original, funny, quirky, bright and a lovely book for a range of ages! Even taught us how to produce 'Gnus'! Love it.
7th May '18
I read it to Brobee aged 5 aged 5 & to Toodee aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This book absolutely brilliant! It is completely hilarious and just a joy to read aloud. The concept of animals sitting on things might appear to be quite a tame subject for a story but, the more you read, the sillier it gets. Even though you can guess the punchline at the end (or if, like us, you've read it many times), it still makes you laugh! Awesome!
14th February '17
I read it to bookbairn_ aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
I could not wait for the release of this book and it did not disappoint! The rhymes are just ingenious, and the illustrations are laugh out loud. It's a real delight to find a book that we can all enjoy re-reading night after night, time and time again. There are lots of lovely books out there but there are few that will appeal to children and adults the way that this one does.
22nd December '16
Daniel read it themselves aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This sequel to 'Oi Frog' is just as hilarious as the original. We love both books and read them again and again. The rhymes are so funny and we liked making up our own rhymes too! This is a new favourite on our book shelf!! 
12th July '17
I read it to Squirt aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We found this book very funny, great illustrations and a fun idea for a story. This book made my 3 year old laugh a lot and also got her to start rhyming, which she has shown little interest in before. By the end we were all guessing what the different rhymes could be and coming up with lots of different ideas which made us laugh even more. A really fun book to share! 
12th July '17
I read it to eric_ aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Differently of most people here, we didn't read the first book Oi Frog before reading this one, but we still loved it and had a laugh with it! Lots of fun with all the rhyming and funny ideas and the illustrations are great. Now we need to read the first one.
20th March '17
I read it to Year 1&2 aged 5 to 7
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5 stars
I read this to my Year 1 and 2 class at school to help consolidate rhyming words. Many of the children were familiar with OI! Frog so the book followed on well with a similar structure and theme. The last sentence was a welcome surprise and many of the children found it hilarious that the structure of the text changed so abruptly- they thought the author had done something wrong as it was a surprise! Overall it is a very easy to follow book and rich in irregular spelling patterns, which is just what i was looking for.  
3rd January '17
I read it to Train boy aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Oi Frog and Oi Dog are my sons two favourite bedtime books, he is 5. 

We read Oi Frog first, but you wouldn't necessarily need to read them in order. They are humorous, fantastically illustrated by Jim Field and overall very entertaining.  You'll be rhyming your animals with furniture and other items throughout the rest of the day!

My son had memorised what each animal sits on - his favourite being 'Elephants...sit on Smellypants' and 'Bears sit on stairs'.

My 8 year old joins him in trying to think up animals not in the book and then rhyme them with items they might sit on. Great fun.

Well recommended - awesome book!
5th July '17
I read it to ArjanST aged 5 aged 5 & to KeeratKT aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We bought this book as "Oi Frog" went down well in our house and it did not disappoint. The rhymes are as good as in the other books by Kes & Claire Gray and my son already knows the book off by heart and even my daughter joins in when she can. A great book to sit down and read together before bed. The illustrations are lovely too. 
12th December '16
I read it to Archieclark aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
The hilarious follow on to 'oi frog' my son loves both books and will join in with the rhyming words. Even as a grown up I found this book entertaining! 
13th November '17
I read it to SPH aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This book is brilliant! My son loves it and giggles throughout with the rhyming - will definitely be looking into the others in the range!
21st March '17
I read it to Soopa aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
We are big fans of the original 'Oi Frog' book in our house so we were looking forward to the sequel. It did not disappoint, my daughter loved the fact that the frog challenged the cat's rules and made up his own. Full of the same fun rhymes as the original it also included lots of fun new words for a two-year-old to enjoy learning to say. The abrupt ending is lots of fun too. 
28th June '17
I read it to Hermione aged 8 aged 8 , to Skye aged 4 aged 4 & to Rocky aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Frog, Dog and Cat return for more rhyming mayhem in this hilariously funny sequel to Oi Frog. Sure to tickle the fancy of any child.  A very funny and unexpected twist at the end. A must for any child's bookshelf! 
18th March '18
I read it to DexterLogan aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
We first came across the “Oi...” books in a book store and my husband immediately took to them. I’m usually the one who reads to the kids and he said that if we owned this series of books that he’d read to the kids for a little while instead!

We primarily bought these for our 5 year old and he loved this particular one. Th illustrations are funny and he laughs his head off every time his dad reads this one to him. My husband also laughs along as he loves it too!

Any book that can get both a 5 year old and a 28 year old to laugh is a thumbs up in my book (pun totally intended!)
18th September '17
I read it to joshgok aged 7 aged 7 & to JakeGOK aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This book goes perfectly hand in hand with Oi Frog (the first book) as the dog and frog are recurring characters. Very clever, and amusing!

The best thing about this book is that is really encourages and helps with the understanding of RHYMING!  My boys love the story, and the pictures, and they try to guess the rhymes, as well as make their own rhymes up.

Really great book, and one i'm sure they will read at school!
18th January '18
I read it to RC13 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is a great book for helping children to learn about rhyming words. The pictures are really bright, which allows children to guess what the rhyming word might be. My daughter really likes that she can join in telling the story. We have all the books in this series, and she really enjoys them all.
3rd September '16
I read it to JaBee aged 8 aged 8 & to LexBee aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
If you have read Oi Frog, you will know that Cat told him the rules about who sits on what.  Frog does not like sitting on logs and definitely doesn't like being sat on by dogs so is changing the rules.  Cats will now sit on gnats.
Poor dog tries to keep up as cheetahs sit on fajitas, crickets will sit on tickets, leopards will sit on shepherds ( my daughters favourite) and finally Frog will sit on...?
I like the way children who are starting reading can see not all words that rhyme look the same, some sound differently than they look.
This time round there were bugs and a dragon!
The format is fun for reading any time of day but is a bit long for young babies & 1yr olds as too much text before turning pages. This is great for confident 2+yr & even my 8yr old has sat in at storytime to see the words & pictures.
30th October '17
I read it to mrbear aged 6 aged 6 & to mrfox aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Brilliant! Lots of great rhymes. We have all three books in the series. 
7th November '17
I read it to JamesR123 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
A great fun rhyming book with lots of different animals for my son to learn. 
10th March '17
I read it to Evangeline aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My 3 year old loves this book, and it's prequel oi frog. It's funny, rhymes and invokes imagination and discussion about what sits on what! We walk our dog and my little girl will randomly ask what a random animal sits on! So cute 
22nd July '17
I read it to LA12 aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
Leo was recommended this book by his friend, who had also read the first title Oi Frog! He thought the frog's less than ideal places to sit were extremely funny. The illustrations captured the animals feelings brilliantly too. He can't wait to read Oi Cat! next.
14th February '17
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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1 stars
Bought this book given its shortlisted for the preschooler category of "Children's Book Award 2017". It's the sequel to "Oi Frog!" which we hadn't read - so we didnt have the familiarity with the characters - and it doesnt really stand up well on a standalone basis. Having gleaned from a book review that the first book sees cat outline "the rules" as to what animal can sit wear (based on rhyming couples.... cats on mats, frogs on logs etc); this sequel sees frog "re-write" the rules such that he no longer has to sit on a log or under a dog... similarly determining that animals have to sit on something they rhyme with (presumably it was bears with chairs in book one, who are now moved to the stairs etc).... but as he's now in charge of the rules, the "twist" is that not only is he done with dogs/logs, he sees no need to find anything to rhyme with when it comes to his own position..... he's going to have a drink and look cool on the sunlounger. 

While I can see there's a lot of good "content" re learning about rhyming for emergent readers..... there's very little story to "hold on to". After our first reading I asked our 3.75yr old what she thought - she'd not laughed at all and I worried I'd not read it very well.... and she rather shrugged and said it was "silly"... then got into bed of her own accord rather than demand a 2nd reading... which says a lot !
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