Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesdays with David: Frog and Toad Are Friends

Frog and Toad Are Friends
By Arnold Lobel
Harper and Row 1970
From our bookshelves

The Story: This book contains five Frog and Toad stories. These are stories of friendship, told simply with easy to read words. In Spring, Frog changes the calendar in Toad's house so that Toad will come enjoy spring with him and he will not be lonely anymore. In The Story, Toad tries to think of a story to tell a sick Frog with unexpected results. And in The Letter, Frog sends a letter to his friend who is sad that he never gets any mail. Each story is a sweet celebration of friendship and will bring smiles to the faces of children and their parents.

Mama opines: This is one of my favorite books to read to David. There is something comforting about reading a story that has been beloved for generations. I hope that the sweet gestures that Frog and Toad make for each other will encourage David to be a good friend. I also love that the text is easy to read, so he picks up quite a few of the words (articles have never been read so enthusiastically!). 

Thoughts from David: Because I like the parts where Frog and Toad swim in the lake. I don’t like the part when Toad didn't get a letter. But Frog gave Toad a letter and Toad was happy. They are good friends and that’s all I want to write about it.
Favorite part: I like the part when Toad comes out in his bathing suit. 

We hope a snuggle and a good book will cheer up this rainy day. Happy Reading! 

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