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Before You Leap: A Frog's Eye View of Life's Greatest Lessons (Hardcover)
by Kermit the Frog
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Kermit follows up last year's It's Not Easy Being Green with this self-help memoir, in which he uses his life experiences-from his humble beginnings in a family of 2,353 through his fifty years in the entertainment business-to help readers lead a better life. Discussing his early career, Kermit admits to some less-than-sterling gigs ("I'd work naked") and the concessions he made to find a place show business: "I'd work with pigs. It seemed like a harmless egalitarian gesture at the time." Kermit's views on love in Chapter 12, "Love, Amphibian Style: Romancing the Pig and Other Warnings," come from his tumultuous relationship with Miss Piggy, as "love has always been defined by Miss Piggy (She even sent me a dictionary with our picture next to the word 'love.')." Miss Piggy also has business tips to offer in "Miss Piggy's Secrets of Success," and most of the Muppet cast makes an appearance in such features as "Fridays with Fozzie" and a Muppet roundtable that includes Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Floyd Pepper. Though his advice on handling the ups and downs of life isn't ground-breaking, Kermit's delivery is funny and gentle throughout, and bound to be a comfort to fans-especially during the downs (for which, see Chapter 8, "When Bad Things Happen to Good Frogs").
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For the first time ever, Kermit the Frog, the world's most famous amphibian shares his own story in a funny, heartfelt book about his life and yours. After telling the tale of his remarkable career, and about all the amazing people (like Jim Henson) and pigs (like you-know-who) he's met along the way, Kermit shares his advice on many of life's milestones:

  • Growing up- Every tadpole must drop their tail. How to get the drop on life.
  • Falling In Love - Hollywood romance, interspecies dating. No one knows more about love than this frog.
  • Starting a Career - Kermit climbed out of the swamp and into Hollywood, where he even worked naked. (Still does, in fact). How to make a big splash in life.
  • Managing your Finances - Making it easier to make green…and keep it.
  • Enjoying the Good life - Friends, laughter…and sharing “Fridays With Fozzie”.

Before You Leap: A Frog's Eye View of Life's Greatest Lessons. A Perfect Gift for Graduates, Retirees, Parents, Pigs, Bears, Penguins and anyone else still looking for their very own rainbow connection.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

It is easy being green, December 25, 2006
Reviewer:J. Mackay "Jaichan" (Canada) - See all my reviews
When I was a little girl, I had a poster of Kermit the Frog (on a bicycle in his swamp) on the back of my door. My sister and I had a stuffed Kermit which would flail madly as we threw him up and the air. It would make us laugh hysterically and then my father would have to get out the hose to get Kermit out of the tree (or off the roof, or off the power line...).
My sister found this book and told my parents to put it in my stocking for Christmas. It brings back heaps of memories, but it also makes me laugh out loud.

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WONDERFUL!!!, December 19, 2006
Reviewer:A. Reeves - See all my reviews
I was so excited when I found the book. It is SOOOOO funny, I love his comments about Mom the Frog and Dad the Frog. It is a must have for all ages. I gave it to three people for Christmas!!!!! Thank God for Kermit the Frog and the Muppets;oP

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Thank You!, November 12, 2006
Reviewer:M. Gregg (Oklahoma, USA) - See all my reviews
As a lifelong Muppets fan who is now a busy graduate student and mother of four, this is just what I needed. Kermit's wit and wisdom provide guidance, insight, and a good chuckle for me every time I open the book.

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Excellent grown-up book by a childhood favorite, November 9, 2006
Reviewer:J. Smith (Louisville, KY) - See all my reviews
This book is fantastic. It parodies some of the best management and self-help books on the market today, yet still gives very useful information. If you are, or ever were a fan of the Muppets (which everyone should be!), then I highly recommend this book.

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Who wrote this?, October 27, 2006
Reviewer:SusieQ (HI) - See all my reviews
As a huge fan of Jim Henson, the Muppets, and Kermit the Frog I was hugely disappointed. The recaps of Jim Henson's life and Kermit's were interesting, but the rest was trite nonsense.

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