Frog and Toad Together (Frog and Toad, #2)
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Frog and Toad are best friends—they do everything together. When Toad admires the flowers in Frog's garden, Frog gives him seeds to grow a garden of his own. When Toad bakes cookies, Frog helps him eat them. And when both Frog and Toad are scared, they are brave together. The School and Library Journal called this beloved story collection from Arnold Lobel "a masterpiece o...more
Unknown Binding, 64 pages
Published March 6th 1999 by HarperFestival (first published January 1st 1972)
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Kasia
I love the Frog and Toad books. Toad is hilariously neurotic, especially for an amphibian, and I love the way Frog tries to keep him sane. My favorite story in this collection is the one when they try to stop eating cookies. After several failed attempts, Frog finally throws the cookies out to the birds. Toad laments that they have no more cookies, and Frog comforts him by telling him about how much willpower they have instead. Toad says, "You may keep it all, Frog. I am going home to bake a cak...more
David
Frog & Toad like to do everything together, from list making to flower growing to dragon vanquishing to trying to develop willpower. Simple text and charming, frog-hued pictures combined with sensitive, funny, original stories show children what real friendship is all about. (Emilie Coulter summary)

Frog and Toad Together (Frog and Toad #2) by Arnold Lobel is a Newbery Honor book with 5 stories about the amphibian friends. With large size text, some repetition and humorous illustrations, this...more
Anna Summers
The book, Frog and Toad Together, is a collection of five short stories. In “A List”, Frog has patience when Toad tries to follow his “to do’ list. In “The Garden”, Frog kindly helps toad grow his flower seeds. In the story “Cookies”, Frog and Toad try to use their will power to not eat all of the cookies. In “Dragons and Giants”, Frog and Toad help each other stay brave. In “The Dream”, Frog helps Toad wake up from a weird dream. These five stories depict the genuine, true friendship between tw...more
Willie Butts
This book can be used to teach children positive attributes and at the same time make it fun and exciting as they follow along. The brown and green water colored pictures really compliment the story. The story I really enjoyed is the last chapter. Toads dream could be analyzed in two ways. First it could be described as being egotistical, he has so many wonderful gifts that he stands our above his friend. He is the important one; everyone else is small, petty, and useless. The second concept is...more
Catherine Cunninghan
I found this book very entertaining to read. Frog and Toad are best friends and like to do everything together. The book has 5 short stories in which the friends get up to mischief and learn a few things on the way. Chapter 1 'A list' is about Toad writing a list of things he will do for the day which he likes to cross out as he goes about his day. When he loses it on a walk he realises he cannot do anything else as he doesn't know what's next on his list – as frog is such a loyal friend he stay...more
Danielle
Folks, you can't have a gift better than this or any book by Lobel, and I will tell you why.

First, I want to direct your attention to the fact that this is a level reader. Frog and Toad was written for, or is in language deemed perfect for, kids attempting to read on their own for the first time.

There is criteria for a level reader: It has to have words on the approved list for whatever level, this one I believe is for first grade, and it has to be G-rated. You could literally pick vocabulary o...more
Sue Lyle
Wonderful timeless book for exploring the concept of bravery. Perfect for Philosophy for Children.
Amy Adams
With its episodic chapters and its fun, interesting pictures, this is a great book to instill confidence in young readers. Interestingly, it was also recognized as a Newberry Honor Book, an award that is given for excellence in juvenile fiction. This honor typically goes to longer chapter books geared at older kids, so it is really saying something that this beginning reader received the recognition. The stories in each chapter are just fantastic! They also allow children to build to more diffic...more
Betsy
Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad series talks about the trials of friendship between a frog and a toad. The stories themselves are short little snippets of the daily life of these two characters, allowing emergent readers to get a brief look into their friendship. Repetition and simple sentence structure make this text accessible for readers of a multitude of ages while the deep moral to the story will allow for a diverse set of perspectives. Lobel uses a mere three colors in his vignette illustrati...more
Lisa
Still Wonderful After 40 Years

Today I heard this book mentioned in a movie and I remembered how much I loved Frog and Toad when I was young. Once I learned to read, I read everything I could lay eyes on - including cereal boxes - and I've read more books than I could possibly count but Frog and Toad was one of the 2 books I never forgot (the other was Ferdinand the Bull.)

Remembering how much I loved them, I looked for Frog and Toad and found them on Kindle; I've never been so delighted to get a...more
Sophie Gray
Apr 27, 2014 Sophie Gray added it
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This book is mainly focused on the importance of friendship. The toad and the frog do everything together, helping one another during hard times making sure the other one does not ever give up. The story line of the book is easy to follow for young readers, as the description behind it is appropriate for all ages. I believe that the scenes that are discussed throughout the book are scenes that children can relate to in their own life as well as their own friendships. Friendship is a valuable les...more
D.C.
This made me laugh several times throughout the course of reading it. It teaches great values to young'ns and packs a giant wallop of humor, too. So surprised about the Newbery Honor instead of Caldecott, but I guess the committee wanted to recognize the story and the writing instead of the illustrations, which are good but maybe not Caldecott-worthy.
Kathy
I remember the Frog and Toad books because I received a set for Christmas when I was five or six. I remember being proud of reading a "real book with chapters in it" by myself for the first time. I read these to my three-year-old now and it kind of puts me to sleep, but kids seem to like these simple and gentle stories of two good friends.
Angie
Synopsis: "Frog and Toad are best friends—they do everything together. When Toad admires the flowers in Frog's garden, Frog gives him seeds to grow a garden of his own. When Toad bakes cookies, Frog helps him eat them. And when both Frog and Toad are scared, they are brave together. The School and Library Journal called this beloved story collection from Arnold Lobel "a masterpiece of child-styled humor and sensitivity."

My Review: The story continues with the friendship between Frog and Toad. Ag...more
T
Despite feeling a bit dorky reading a book with "I can Read!" plastered across the front, I LOVED this book. Toad makes the funniest comments and reminded me of myself sometimes, such as when he comments, "what's will power?".
Heather Brown
(Listened to Audiobook)

Listening to this as an audiobook, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! Though when I was younger I really loved this illustrations in this book, the stories were just as cute and humorous without them. The music & sound effects were very fitting, and I think the audio version may have been so good because the author, Arnold Lobel, narrated it. Frog and Toad Together has five chapters, each lasting about five minutes. The book works well listened to the whole way...more
Ann Carpenter
Ivan loves this book, and therefore I have read it four hundred and eight times. In a row, some days!

These sweet stories are written for beginning readers. I love all but the last one, about The Dream, but even there I can see how the writing is distinguished, even if I don't particularly like the story myself.

I love the Cookies story, and have had that same "just one very last cookie" conversation more times than I want to admit. I think that many of these stories clearly speak to situations th...more
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his reader.

Another fine collection of short stories about friends Frog and Toad. Frog is the wiser one with Toad being the one with more silly ideas. As usual we have five stories which are not related to each other. In the first Toad decides to write a list of everything he will do that day and he does not deviate from it until he looses the list, which creates quite the problem. Next Frog gives Toad some seeds to plant his own garden and Toad is very...more
Katie Dubik Schwarz
Lorelei (kindergardener) chose this book as her take-home reading book for the long weekend. It has five short chapters, is definitely an easy-reader, and I was surprised to see that it was a Newbery Honor Book. Nice! She read the book to me and Ben--but I'm still counting it (yeah, for those of you who know me, I definitely will lose a few minutes' sleep at night for that).

It was a really cute book, better than I expected. The characters were such old souls--and old pals who knew each other and...more
Samantha-Ellen Bound
Gorgeous first chapter books.

Of the two, Frog is the smarter one - outgoing and forward-thinking - while Toad is slightly more neurotic and grumpy, and quite reliant on his friend. But their friendship is gorgeous. I have always found Lobel so accomplished in depicting a multitude of feelings with so simple a vocabulary. The Frog and Toad books not only encourage kids to read on their own, but also introduces them to subtle messages and themes.

The main theme is, of course, friendship. But the sh...more
Annie
Frog and Toad have been around for years - I think of these as the first series books my older children read. Once a child starts reading (with Frog and Toad Are Friends), the second, third and fourth books are welcome friends themselves.

This book, published in 1971, is the second of four. Toad is a bit negative and nervous, and worries about rules, while Frog is often cheerful and dedicated to alleviating Toad's fears and doubts.

"A List" is a funny story remembered long after reading it - Toad...more
Vrinda
Frog and Toad Together (I Can Read Series: Level 2) by Arnold Lobel is a classic children’s picturebook, which won the Newbery Honor Award. The intended age group is P-I (ages 5-8 and/or 8-12). The Frog and Toad saga includes adventures and tales of these two friends, and the lessons they learn after each venture.

The stories that comprise this picturebook are adventuresome and ageless. The episodic plots play into the conflicts of each chapter. The plots revolve around easily resolvable conflic...more
Jamie Winslow
Frog and Toad are best friends and this book has five short stories about their friendship. The first is called the List and is about Toad making a list of things to accomplish in his day. He goes to Frog's house and as they are taking a walk his list blows away. He is very upset and doesn't know what to do now that his to-do list is gone so Frog and Toad do nothing for the rest of the day. It starts getting dark and Frog thinks they should go to bed. Toad says that was the last thing on his lis...more
Rachel Hancock
"Frog and Toad Together" is an easy-to-read book by Arnold Lobel. In Lobel's book, he takes readers on a tale of adventures with Frog and Toad, the book's main characters. The book is comprised of five different "chapters," being 1) A List, 2) The Garden, 3) Cookies, 4) Dragons and Giants, and 5) The Dream. The book is geared towards young children who are just learning to read. The book's font is large and uses very simple words so that little kids are able to learn to read.

I really liked the i...more
Jenni Kemling


Summary


"Frog and Toad Together" is the second book in a series by Arnold Lobel. It is a book that is the complete embodiment of friendship with it's two main characters Frog and Toad. It chronicles a day that the pair spent together in five short stories within the book. Such stories are of a garden and baking.


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I give this book a two star rating. It's very simplistic writing is easy four children to read and understand. I do not believe though it is very original or unique. In the fi...more
Darryl
As a preschooler in the suburban jungles of Long Island--a world full of twisted tree demons and ancient Crypt Things kept at bay by the walls of Greenfield Cemetery, and lost wildernesses full of savage beasts as near as the vacant lot across the street--there was no place that held more mystery and excitement for me than the Uniondale Public Library. It was there that i met two very dear friends who would have a profound influence on me for the next thirty years or more. Some know them as Frog...more
Deonte
Oct 09, 2012 Deonte is currently reading it
Frog and Toad are two of my favorites. I love how the stick together, they are there for one another all the time. Lobel shows us how true friendship survives. In this book Toad looses is list
Frog and Toad are always together. Frog helped toad with his flowers, cookies, bravery, dreams, and, most of all, friendship.

In a section of the book, Toad told for they should stop eating all of the cookiesright Minutes later, Frog and Toad come up with an ingenious solution to their uncontrolled cookie p...more
Julie
This book is composed of a collection of short stories about Frog and Toad. These are accompanied by color pictures. The illustrations are black, white, brown and green, all are surrounded by white space and are balanced within the pages. The final line of each story is the conclusion and is sometimes humorous. The logic of toad in particular is similar to that of a child for example, toad writes himself a list of things to do and then loses the list in a gust of wind and as a result does nothin...more
Ashley
Book Title: Frog and Toad Together: The Garden by Arnold Lobel

Short Description of the Book: The story “The Garden” in the book Frog and Toad Together shares the tale of two friends, Frog and Toad, and Toad’s attempt to plant a garden. Toad becomes rather impatient with the growth, or lack thereof, of his plants and tries several techniques to get his garden to grow.

Focus: Character Dialogue - Lobel uses a great amount of character dialogue between his two characters Frog and Toad. His book pro...more
Shannon Moore
Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel is a good book and I enjoyed reading it. The Frog and Toad are the very best of friends. They do everything together and are always there to help each other in any way they can.Toad had a list of everything to do on that day. Toad said eat breakfast,get dress and go to frog house. Toad compliments Frog’s garden, and Frog gives him seeds to plant his own. Toad bakes delicious cookies, and Frog is there to help him eat them – and to later uncover a plan for f...more
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Arnold Stark Lobel was a popular American author of children's books. Among his most popular books are those of the Frog and Toad series, and Mouse Soup, which won the Garden State Children's Book Award from the New Jersey Library Association.
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