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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A toad has a close call with a "monster."
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Dutton Juvenile
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Sarah Fletcher
Children can learn a little about toads from reading this book. I liked the pictures, as they are not the typical children's book pictures. Although this Book wasn't very long, it would need to be read or used for a little bit older kids because there are some hard words for children in there.
Taylor Troncin
This book was read for Wesley’s summer reading club. Wesley is my (soon to be five year old) son. This review is what we used for his reading club.

This was not the story we were expecting. However, Wesley liked the story (he actually just saw a frog last week, so he liked looking at the pictures of the toad).
Another great read by Ruth Brown. Besides the wonderfully dark illustrations, this one has some wonderful descriptive words like nasty, septic, and toxic to describe the toad. A great book for learning new words and keeping all ages engaged. Probably around a level 1 reading level. Highly recommend Ruth Brown.
Toad by Ruth Brown is about a toad. In the story, it describes how the toad looks and what the toad does. Kids will love the descriptions the author makes and the pictures of the toad. It can be used in the classroom to talk about adjectives. It is full of adjectives.
I'm a HUGE frog and toad fan and this book is absolutely GREAT! It will increase a child's vocabulary and they'll want you to read it again and again. It is an older title so if your library doesn't have it, you might have to track it down online.
The story of an intelligent toad who keeps himself as slimy and nasty as possible so predators won't want to eat him. Great use of alliterative descriptors for his sliminess and muckiness.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I've always loved Ruth Brown's illustrations. Here, combined with simple text, she brings to life what it's like to be a toad. Great book for little kids!
I like books with a fun surprise. This one changes tone in the middle of the book, and I like the effect.
Beautiful illustrations and perfect for children who enjoy gross descriptions.
Great illustrations, not that fussed on the story.
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Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She is married to artist Ken Brown and they have two grown-up sons and one grandchild.
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