Freddy The Frogcaster

Freddy the Frog loves learning about the weather, and he’s known for having the best predictions in town. Well-known Fox News broadcast meteorologist Janice Dean pens this exciting and hilarious tale about an aspiring weathercaster who can’t keep his eyes off the sky. Children and adults will love the charming frog world Freddy lives in, and the fun science lessons he shares, with an activities section in the back.


(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Regnery Publishing announced Janice Dean “The Weather Machine” will release Freddy the Frogcaster and the Terrible Tornado on April 25, 2016 (978-1621574699; $16.99). Dean also announced she will be embarking on a four-city tour through Tornado Alley. Now, you can also follow Freddy’s travels at the newly launched website:

Dean will visit the following locations:

  • May 2 at 7:00p, Houston, TX; Barnes & Noble, 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr #3008, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • May 3 at 6:30p, Dallas, TX; Barnes & Noble, 7700 West Northwest Hwy. #300, Lincoln Park, Dallas, TX 75225
  • May 4 at 6:00p, Oklahoma City; Barnes & Noble, 13800 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73134
  • May 5 at 5:00p, Topeka, Kansas; Barnes & Noble, 6130 SW 17th St, Topeka, KS 66615

According to the president and publisher of Regnery Publishing, Marji Ross, “With the great success of Janice Dean's Freddy the Frogcaster series, we are excited to announce the newest installment: Freddy the Frogcaster and the Terrible Tornado. Weather-ready Freddy is back with another action-filled adventure, using weather to make science fun for kids.”

“I am honored Freddy will be able to highlight the dangers of tornadoes and what kids can do to prepare for them,” said Dean. “Meeting people who are living in the most vulnerable areas of Tornado Alley will raise awareness of the devastating effects tornadoes have on the everyday life of so many Americans.”

Freddy the Frogcaster and the Terrible Tornado is the fourth book in Dean’s celebrated series. Dean previously authored Freddy the Frogcaster, Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane, and Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard.

Known as “Janice Dean the Weather Machine,” Dean serves as the lead meteorologist on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Throughout her 12 years with Fox, she has covered many extreme weather events, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and the EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in 2011. Dean enjoys sharing her extensive scientific knowledge, and the inspiration that led to her passion for weather, with kids and adults alike. Prior to Fox, she worked at various local and national radio and television stations as a DJ, anchor, and host.


To schedule an interview with Janice Dean, please contact Caitlyn Reuss at or 202-677-4436.