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  • "A ribbeting good read!" Say Kathie Lee and Hoda!

    Hi everyone!

    So it’s the countdown to Freddy’s official release, and I wanted to share another wonderful photo with you.  My good friend Kathie Lee Gifford was kind enough to write a book “blurb” for me on the back of Freddy the Frogcaster (along with Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly!) 

    She and Hoda Kotb were on set today, and Kathie’s assistant Christine sent me these photos!  Kathie is going to feature Freddy on an upcoming “Favorite Things” segment.

    I’m pretty darn “hoppy” right now!


Margie Gacki

Hey Sam, I'm going to answer your question on the main thread so others can see it. First of all, my condolences on the death of our BIL. It sounds like he had a cold job up there in the arctic weather. You have to be a hearty soul to work up there in Alaska. I think Janice's book is a little young for your granddaughters, although they may think it's a cute story. The age level is listed as 4-8. However, I'm a lot older than that and I loved it! I highly recommend it. Margie

August 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Dan Sullivan

Love it when kids can learn useful information and have fun too. My neighbor's son just got certified as a firefighter that travels out west for the big fires and it looks like he is going to be busy for a while. I just blogged about it myself on my insurance blog, new NASA data says its going to be drier and more risk of fires for the near future,

August 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Janice, I hope Amazon updates their web site to allow reviews of your book. It still says it hasn't been released but since I just finished reading it, I think they're a little behind. I'll write a review as soon as I'm able. Hey everyone, if you haven't ordered Janice's book yet, you should. What a great book with a great story & illustrations. I like the glossary at the back of the book, too. What a great cast of characters. The names will make you smile. A couple of my favorites are Sally Croaker from the Frog News Network and Mrs. Fibian, Freddy’s teacher. I love it! Margie

August 14, 2013 at 5:10 pm


A friend in Wenatchee just e-mailed me a really good picture of the Colocum-Tarps fire and Mile Marker Ten fire near Alcoa; down river from his home. The fires are actually cleaning out a lot of dead and beetle damaged growth so it isn't all that bad. The Ten fire is a little over 6000 acres. A soft drenching rain would help.

August 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm


Hi guys. Lots of rain in MySouth. It sure has been a rainy Spring/Summer here. I won't complain, since the temps are much lower today and actually have been all year. Just hoping that tropical depression doesn't come up into the Gulf. Looking forward to getting my books, JD. Pre-ordered from Amazon. I believe Freddy is going to be quite a hit. Hope all are having a wonderful day! Gwen :)

August 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm

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  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.