Days with Frog and Toad (Frog and Toad #4)
Frog and Toad enjoy spending their days together. They fly kites, celebrate Toad's birthday, and share the shivers when Frog tells a scary story. Most of all, they have fun together�every day of the year.
Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/31/1984 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
"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
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
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
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
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
Like Charlotte's Web, the author talks about complicated social interaction at a basic level and does not talk down to children.
Frog and Toad often were thinking about the other person's feelings and perceptions which is a topic that is often missing in kids books. Sometimes I would stop in the book and ask my kids why Frog did this or Toad did that. It was a great opening to a learning moment and the...more
While this book doesn't suite my tastes perfectly, it is great that kido got this from a friend. He really enjoys it and it is a gentl...more
"The Shivers" is kind of like scary but it comes out good. The book is so great and I like when it bumps into a tree. "Alone" is very fun, the pictures are beautiful AND I like the frog in that book. I like frog AND toad.
It's a fun, fast read with five very different short stories that feature Frog and Toad. We enjoyed reading this book together.