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Preview — Days With Frog And Toad by Arnold Lobel
Days With Frog And Toad (Frog and Toad #4)
Friends every day
Good friends like Frog and Toad enjoy spending their days together. They fly kites, celebrate Toad's birthday, and share the shivers when one of them tells a scary story. Here are five funny stories that celebrate friendship all day, every day.
This is a waste of the paper it was printed on. The stories are drivel (in truth they bring to mind Dick and Jane from years gone by) and the illustrations lack any vibrancy at all.
One story ( "Hat" ) out of the 5 or 6 that are contained brought a mild smile forth ( or was that the store clerk ...more
The pessimistic Toad is procrastinating in "Tomorrow" until he realizes that he's down in the dumps because of all he has to do tomorrow - so he does it all today and tires himself out.
In "The Kite," Frog's optomism pays off. "Shivers" has ...more
"Englishman dies from 'friendly fire.'
Just like an American
to stab his only friend in the back.
Scorpion and Frog!!!!"
Subsequently added by me:
"Frog and Toad"
Subsequently added by some uncouth fellow:
"Fuck the Toad."
Why so much vehemence? If it weren't for Frog and Toad, I wouldn't have made it through church every Sunday. I would write about how every relationship is comprised of a Frog and a Toad, but I can't really remember which one was whi ...more
Why do I like it?
Because it describes a good friendship and good-hearted characters. Frog and Toad have defferent personalities, but they respect each other.
That's why I love the series.
The three preceding Frog and Toad volumes and this fourth one have, collectively, made an impression in my mind that is significantly deeper than I had been expecting. Arnold Lobel writes about the pure sweetness and innocence of friendship with such a quietly sure style that the result truly is something remarkable, a legacy of fine literature in its simplest forms that will touch the hearts of the highbrow and non-intellectual with equa ...more
Lobel does a great job building these characters, and I feel like I am able to identify with the author's imagination. From the very first short ...more
I can't say much more than I have already said with the previous three books in this series. This was the last one published but it does not matter which order you read them in. Once again Lobel proves that the perfect children's book transcends all ages. Ds and I had a great laugh at the antics of Frog and Toad. They are just plain silly and yet they ring true with our everyday life. Frog and Toad each has their own distinct pe ...more
The best part?
"'Frog' said Toad, 'Did this really happen?'
'Maybe it did and maybe it didn't,' said Frog...
'Frog,' said Toad,'Was that a true story?'
'Maybe it was and maybe it wasn't'"
And finally: "Frog and Toad sat clo ...more
The only caveat: I didn't read Shivers to my three-year-old. I wasn't so sure that I wanted him imagining a huge Old Dark Toad that eats little toads. Maybe I'm just a sissy.