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Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Frog and Toad are Friends (1970)

by Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Author)

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Frog and Toad are beginning a whole new year together as friends. They have adventures in spring and summer, which are shared through a few short stories.


Arnold Lobel does a phenomenal job showcasing what true friendship looks like. The theme of friendship can be used to teach young audiences about caring for one another and always being there for their friends. Young students need to understand that in order to have a productive and fair friendship, they must care for those that care for them.

In addition to the theme of friendship, this series of short stories are perfect for students just learning to read. The stories are simple and short, and the students can relate to them.

The only thing I dislike about this book is the green-brown color scheme. Children enjoy bright colors, and the color scheme throughout these stores is far from bright. I can see how students may not be interested in reading the book if they do not feel welcomed into the story through the illustration and themes.

Frog and Toad are Friends
Author: Arnold Lobel
Illustrator: Arnold Lobel
Copyright 2006
HarperCollins Publishers

This book is suitable for grades K - 2.
Genre: Fiction ( )
  treed9 | Feb 28, 2019 |
I love these gentle stories about friendship. ( )
  librisissimo | Feb 25, 2019 |
Ive read A LOT of frog and toad books over the years with my kids. I picked up the original again and it was easily one of the most recognisable books in my memory. Poor Toad, looking all over for his missing button, finding many others but not his. I miss those days.
  ghendel | Nov 28, 2018 |
good book to show students that the meaning of friendship is strong. ( )
  coreylee75 | Nov 26, 2018 |
This book has a total of five different chapters. Spring, the story, a lost button, a swim and the letter are the five chapters. In the chapter, spring frog goes to wake up toad because it is now spring. Toad wanted to lay in bed all day, but it was now April and Frog wanted to spend this time together. Toad had been asleep since November. Toad told frog to come back again at about half-past May. Frog did not want to be lonely and saw Toads calendar on the wall he decided to tear every month off and stopped when he reached May. He tricked Toad into believing it was May. The next following chapters are about Toads and Frogs adventures. I think this is a great book for any grade level. I would use this book in a classroom of younger students to emphasis friendships and the behavior that goes along with it. This book is also good for teaching about punctuation, dialogue, seasons, and much more. ( )
  Salma.Mart | Nov 24, 2018 |
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Frog and Toad agreed: it was a perfect day for a swim. And Frog was kind enough not to look at Toad in his bathing suit, per Toad's request. But when the swimming was over, a crowd had gathered to see Toad in his funny-looking suit, and neither Frog nor Toad could make them leave.

The endearing pair hop along through five enchanting stories, looking for lost buttons, greeting the spring, and waiting for mail. Their genuine care for each other makes Frog and Toad two of the finest amphibious role models around. Young readers will chuckle with Frog as they watch Toad's silly efforts to make up a story. And they will applaud Toad as he finally wakes up after hibernating all winter. The fifth story will warm the hearts of any would-be pen pal--or anyone who has ever known what it's like to have a true-blue (or green) friend.

Arnold Lobel's comfortable brown and green illustrations invite and delight every reader, setting the tone for warm, funny stories about friendship. A Caldecott Honor Book and finalist for the National Book Award for Children's Literature, this installment of Lobel's classic Frog and Toad series is another essential addition to any youngster's shelf. If you need even more of Frog and Toad, don't miss Frog and Toad Together, Frog and Toad All Year, and Days with Frog and Toad. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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The best of friends From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other -- just as best friends should be. Two new friends for the independent reader. Three sequels are: Frog and Toad Together (1972); Frog and Toad All Year (1976); Days with Frog and Toad (1979).Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.… (more)

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