Freddie the Frog® and the Thump in the Night

1st Adventure - Freddie the Frog® and the Thump in the Night Book/CD

By Sharon Burch
Illustrated by Tiffany Harris

Freddie is a frog who lives with his parents on Treble Clef Island. He is awakened in the middle of the night by a strange thumping noise. Frog-eating crocodiles, a swinging rope, and a humongous gray monster are all part of Freddie's adventure as he explores the island in search of the thump.

Through Freddie’s adventures on the island, the reader is introduced to the treble clef staff as a map of where Freddie lives. Various lines and spaces represent each part of the story. Readers are captivated as the staff comes to life with the combination of illustrations and enclosed CD narration and music. A bonus of two sing-a-long songs, “Froggie Went A-Courtin” and “Eli’s Hokey Pokey”, sung by Freddie and his friend, Eli, are included on the CD.

Hardcover - 10.5" x 8.5" - $24.99 | View Sample Video | View Detail Images 1 | 2 | 3

​INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We apologize for the inconvenience, but Mystic Publishing, Inc./ Freddie The Frog® LLC does not accept international orders.


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Ordering on-line:
Sheet Music Plus
J.W. Pepper
West Music


Australian Customers:
Hal Leonard Australia


These Australian stores carry or can order Freddie the Frog® products:

Melbourne - Fine Music

Brisbane - Ellaways Music


Fitzroy, Victoria - The Print Musicworks
227 Napier St, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065 Australia

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Read what parents have to say:

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

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