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Days with Frog and Toad (Frog and Toad #4)

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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.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published February 3rd 2004 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1979)
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Shawn Thrasher
Mar 28, 2014 Shawn Thrasher rated it it was amazing
Frog and Toad stories are always brilliant little gems, and these are no exception. "The Kite" is the best and most humorous story to read aloud (those Robins in the story are Frieda, Patty and Violet from Peanuts). "Alone" is the most poignant. As with all the stories, Frog is generally the calm words of wisdom and voice of reason to Toad's hysterics, grumpy-old-man-ness, bad moods, suspicious, and self deprecation. Frog is essentially Toad's ego, navigating between Toad's id and superego. Freu ...more
AJ Griffin
Jul 03, 2007 AJ Griffin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!
Written on the wall of the bathroom in a local cafe:

"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
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Scott Middleton
Mar 07, 2016 Scott Middleton rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2nd-grade-2016
Dear Readers,

Have you ever had a best friend ever in the whole entire world? I do. If you do not have a best friend, you maybe can learn from this book by reading it. there are five chapters in this book. The first one is called, "Tomorrow." The next is "The Kite." Then there is "The Shivers" and "The Hat." Finally it's called, "Find it Out!" I'm kidding. I will not tell you what it's called, but you can find out by reading this book. That's your mission.

The author is Arnold Lobel. He writes oth
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Carolyn
Sep 07, 2014 Carolyn rated it did not like it
Whilst standing around a bookshop waiting on not 2 but 3 attendants to find a book I was looking for, this book caught my eye as I had just commented on a fellow Goodread's review. So, as I waited, I read.

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
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Annie
Oct 24, 2012 Annie rated it it was amazing
Even the title sounds a bit nostalgic. This is the last in the series about Frog and Toad, who are different but very good friends. Published in 1979, the two have not changed a whole lot, though the stories have gotten funnier - droll is perhaps a better word.

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
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Seth Holler
Feb 26, 2015 Seth Holler rated it really liked it
My son read this to me. Loved watching him laugh.
Samantha
Aug 27, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
Frog and Toad books bring back so many memories from my childhood! I remember so vividly my mom reading these books to me before bed. Everything from the pictures of a green frog and toad in "old man" clothing, to Toad's negative way of thinking takes me back to my childhood. I think that this book holds five short stories that pack great life lessons, such as; don't procrastinate, don't give up even if other people are doubting you, and sometimes being a little bit afraid is a good thing. Glad ...more
Laurie
Dec 25, 2010 Laurie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: boy-s-reading
As a part of getting our boy to read, we bought this in addition to the boxed Frog and Toad set. These are wonderful, gentle, funny and very readable books. They address life's mysteries without flinching (for example being scared, worry, death, loss, feeling uncertain, the meaning and value of friendship) and for their age group they are very, very readable (and adults can enjoy reading them aloud without finding themselves bored). I would love to have met Arnold Lobel. He belongs up there with ...more
Sem
Sep 12, 2015 Sem rated it really liked it
Toad is such a stooge.
Devon Flaherty
Mar 18, 2016 Devon Flaherty rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: kids and families
The Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel, which we read in Harper’s Frog and Toad Storybook Treasury, which includes all four Frog and Toad books:

Frog and Toad Are Friends
Frog and Toad Together
Frog and Toad All Year
Days with Frog and Toad

Arnold Lobel, 1933-1987, was a children’s book illustrator and writer. He won several awards and praise–including the Caldecott–for books like Frog and Toad Are Friends, Mouse Soup, and Fables. He grew up in Schenectady, New York, went to art school, and mar
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Megan Koval
May 09, 2015 Megan Koval rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a cute book and I would consider it to be transitional. The vocabulary in this book is a bit more advanced, the book is 52 pages, and it also has chapters. I thought it was cute how the book included different days that talked about Frog and Toad's friendship.

I think this would be a good read aloud book to discuss friendship. It shows a good friendship between Frog and Toad and I think it is important that young students see what a good, solid friendship looks like. I think st
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Alex Colebank
Mar 12, 2015 Alex Colebank rated it really liked it
Shelves: easy-to-read
Frog and Toad, two best friends, go on many adventures together. This beginning chapter book for children is ideal because the story told in each chapter is not sequential. Each chapter contains a totally different story not in relation to other chapters of the book. One chapter Toad is in the dumps because he does not want to do his household chores; Frog quickly encourages him into completing his necessary tasks. Another chapter in the book is about a day when Frog and Toad decide to fly a kit ...more
Adam Donald
Days with Frog and Toad is a compilation of five stories about two best friends. Frog and Toad live in a forest and spend all their time with each other. In this particular Frog and Toad book they tell ghost stories, fly kites, go on picnics, celebrate Toad’s birthday and even do house cleaning; all while strengthening their relationship. When Toad doesn’t want to clean house, Frog talks him through it and helps him get it done so they can enjoy the day. When Frog buys Toad a hat that doesn’t fi ...more
KR
Apr 25, 2014 KR rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like the series very much, so I bought the audiobook on CD.
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.
Shelby Morton
Feb 09, 2016 Shelby Morton rated it liked it
Shelves: edrd-314
I barely remember reading this as a second grader, however I do remember it. I thought that Frog and Toad were funny characters who clumsily had fun together. Now looking back and reading this book again as a future teacher and adult, I realize how to a young reader this could seem really funny, but it actually isn't as funny as I remember it. Now when reading this I can actually see some similarities to my life now as an adult: the feeling of chores piling up in my house, needing to be alone an ...more
Steven Daviau
Apr 20, 2012 Steven Daviau rated it it was amazing
Shelves: literacy-class
this frog and toad book deals the joys of spending time with your friends, celebrating birthdays and how much fun it can be telling scarry stories. the overall idea of the book is just how much fun it is to spend time with a good friend.
Amber Jones
Although Days with Frog and Toad tends to be very repetitive in vocabulary and sentence structure, it's a great book for helping young readers who are struggling with reading comprehension. The book is set in a way that there are 5 different chapters that contain different short stories and each story, although repetitive, has different vocabulary and sentence structure than the other stories. Therefore, students are first introduced to short, choppy sentences with the same vocabulary, and once ...more
Heather
Aug 27, 2009 Heather rated it it was amazing
Any book with Frog and Toad are great books to teach children about EVERYTHING!!! From sight words, to narrotive elements. I remember learning to read these books in the 1st grade.
Rory
May 03, 2007 Rory rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like frogs, or toads, or neither
Shelves: kids
what a great read, eh? i'm still recommending it to kids on a weekly basis and getting thanked for doing so by parents who'd forgotten it.
Clare Cannon
Aug 09, 2011 Clare Cannon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 04-8yrs, favorites
This is my favourite, favourite Frog and Toad. Friendship, humour, simplicity... it's just perfect!
Becky
Jun 16, 2009 Becky rated it it was amazing
Both my 2-year-old and 4-year-old love to listen to these stories.
Becky
Mar 21, 2016 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016reviews
Days with Frog and Toad. An I Can Read Book. Arnold Lobel. 1979. HarperCollins. 64 pages.
Toad woke up. "Drat!" he said. "This house is a mess. I have so much wok to do." Frog looked through the window. "Toad, you are right," said Frog. "It is a mess." Toad pulled the covers over his head. "I will do it tomorrow," said Toad. "Today I will take life easy." Frog came into the house. "Toad," said Frog, "your pants and jacket are lying on the floor." "Tomorrow," said Toad from under the covers. "Your
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Laura Verret
Feb 16, 2015 Laura Verret rated it it was amazing
I’ve already reviewed the book Frog and Toad Are Friends, which was a Caldecott Honor book. In that review I applauded the delightful friendship which was depicted between these two amphibians. In this book that adorable companionship was continued in several new adventures.

Both characters learn several lessons throughout the story. In chapter three, aptly named Shivers, Frog tells Toad a ghost story in which he encounters the enormous ghost of a frog named ‘Old Dark Frog’. The Old Dark Frog tel
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Josiah
Aug 28, 2009 Josiah rated it liked it
I would probably give two and a half stars to this book.
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
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Nausheen Ukani
Days with Frog and Toad is a book filled with three short stories that I had the opportunity to read to my 1st grade students. Frog and Toad are two best friends, but the reason I wanted to use this story is because each character is so unique, and I love how the author, Arnold Lobel, was able to create consistent personalities through each short story.

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
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Remi
Feb 05, 2014 Remi rated it really liked it
As a child growing up, these were my first books that I read to my parents to show how proud I was of my reading abilities. The division of short stories in the book provides small looks into the lives of two lovable characters. The stories are simple, funny and it is apparent that the book tries to introduce more difficult words into the reading to help the reader. I would use this with children who are just beginning to read and need a boost of confidence and fun.

Kelley Bennett
Oct 11, 2014 Kelley Bennett rated it it was amazing
The book, Days with Frog and Toad, contains several short stories instead of one long one. This gives new readers a break in their reading. So although the book is 64 pages long it has 5 stories with pictures intertwined within the text. It is definitely a beginner's read but could also be a great read aloud for younger students. And frog and toad are such sweet friends that you can't help but love them.
Nicola Mansfield
Sep 03, 2012 Nicola Mansfield rated it it was amazing
Reason for Reading: Next in the series. Ds read aloud as his reader.

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
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Jeni
Jun 07, 2012 Jeni rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, 2012
Shivers is the best Frog and Toad story ever, followed closely by Alone and both stories are in this compilation. Who hasn't enjoyed hearing or telling a scary story just to feel the shivers that are only fun while safely in your own home or snuggled in a sleeping bag?
The best part?
"'Frog' said Toad, 'Did this really happen?'
'Maybe it did and maybe it didn't,' said Frog...
[and later:]
'Frog,' said Toad,'Was that a true story?'
'Maybe it was and maybe it wasn't'"

And finally: "Frog and Toad sat clo
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Julia Buffington
This book is a collection of many stories and events that frog and toad go through. Events that include, cleaning, flying a kite, scary stories, a goofy hat, and being alone. All of these mini stories have a theme and teach a lesson to the reader. These books are easy to read and are great for younger kids with big imaginations. Great books!!
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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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Other Books in the Series

Frog and Toad (5 books)
  • Frog and Toad Are Friends (Frog and Toad, #1)
  • Frog and Toad Together (Frog and Toad, #2)
  • Frog and Toad All Year (Frog and Toad, #3)
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