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Frog and Toad All Year

(Frog and Toad #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  35,360 ratings  ·  321 reviews
Friends all year.

In winter, spring, summer, and fall, Frog and Toad are always together. Here is a wise and wonderful story for each season of the year—and one for Christmas, too.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 5th 1984 by HarperCollins (first published August 25th 1976)
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Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Arnold Lobel’s wonderful collection of Frog and Toad stories adds a new layer with five pieces geared towards all the seasons. From a winter of snow and ice to a scorching sunbeams of the summer and even some ideas about what happens on Christmas Eve when someone is late, the stories take readers on adventures that never cease. Neo quite liked this collection, reading some and allowing me to tackle others. I remember reading these pieces as a child and I am pleased to see Neo has found them as w ...more
Sophie Crane
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals
This is another collection of five gentle tales featuring Arnold Lobel's characters Frog and Toad. The highlight of this volume is the final tale 'Alone', in which Frog leaves a note for Toad informing him that he needs some time alone. I find it quite difficult to describe why Frog and Toad are so special and I regard the stories so highly. They are simple, distilled tales of the human condition which both parent and child will enjoy and remember for many years. ...more
Sarah Booth
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Perfect for putting me to sleep.
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I once saw amusing illustrations from this book, thinking that they were from the original edition of Wind in the Willows. I picked this up when I realized they were in fact, JE books written not many decades ago! Somehow, I had missed them when I was growing up.

This little book is so charming. For some reason, I couldn't stop smiling when reading this.
This is a series of short stories about the friendship of a pessimistic, anxious Toad and an optimistic, encouraging Frog. Though Toad is quite
Susan Mortimer
Nov 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 4-8
Shelves: lis-565
This third of four Frog and Toad from Arnold Lobel provides five short stories describing the adventures of two friends throughout the seasons of the year. From the time they come out of their winter’s sleep to encounter the freshness of springtime, on through to their Christmas Eve spent together, Frog and Toad remain the best of friends despite their obvious yin and yang relationship. Lobel’s beautiful and soothingly colored drawings bring to life not only the funny adventures, but the dispara ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Little Frogs & Toads / Beginning Readers
One of four Frog and Toad story collections from Arnold Lobel - companion volumes include Frog and Toad Are Friends , Frog and Toad Together and Days with Frog and Toad - this charming beginning reader was (along with the other three books) a girlhood favorite of mine, and when I return to the world of those two amphibian friends, as an adult, it is with the happy feeling of coming home. In five brief selections, we see Frog dragging a very reluctant Toad out of the house one snowy Wi ...more
Kellee Moye
Going to go see the play, so thought we should pregame since Trent didn’t know who Frog or Toad were. Now he’s a fan!
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: formative-faves
find me ONE better book i dare u
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I loved this one when I was a baby, especially the part where Toad is covered in ice cream. It's exactly how I want my life to be. ...more
5* art
5* stories

This is a bit of nostalgia. I've loved these two since I was a kid. The kind of book I've just been waiting to read to Squirt. There's an understated humour in these stories that really makes him laugh. Best of all is the exploration of friendship. Squirt won't be doing half bad if he learns what a friend is from Frog and Toad.
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I adore these books, just classic frog and toad being frog and toad just love it
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you ever wonder why Gen X is so sarcastic, check out the easy readers they grew up on. Frog and Toad are the best.
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alternate Chapter Titles:
1. Ethan Frome and the Merriest Sleigh Ride Ever
2. Time is a Cornerless Circle
3. The Emperor of Ice Cream
4. Futility is a Blowin' in the Wind
5. The X in Xmas is Anxiety
Aug 10, 2020 rated it liked it
5 stories, starting with winter (cold and snowy) and ending with Christmas (being together with a friend).

Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-2018
This took way longer than expected as a 2 day kitchen renovation has turned into a week long half the house renovation. Good as always though!
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you've read the first two books in the Frog and Toad series, by now you and your child are hooked!

This book, published in 1976, is the third of four books about Frog and Toad, written by Arnold Lobel. This book has five stories, starting and ending with Winter tales.

As usual, Toad is a bit negative and nervous, while Frog is calm, positive and dedicated to being a very good friend to Toad.

In "Down the Hill", Frog gets Toad to come outside and try sledding down a hill with him. Toad goes reluc
Chance Lee
This little book has a story about Frog and Toad for every season -- winter, spring, summer, fall, and a Christmas story. I think this is the best collection in the Frog and Toad books. Each story is fun. Frog and Toad go sledding. Frog tells Toad a story of waiting for Spring. The two eat giant chocolate ice cream cones (I love the illustrations because Toad always wraps his big mouth around the ice cream). In Fall, the two rake each other's leaves secretly, but then the wind blows them away, s ...more
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We had a bound book collection of Frog and Toad but this was not part of that volume. It's been fun to read some "new" stories that are not in our well loved bound volume.

Frog and Toad are just fun.

While we are using Frog and Toad to help with our new reader in the house we have been reading our children Frog and Toad probably since they were two. Fun for any age.
Stacy Renee  (LazyDayLit)
Frog and Toad travel together through the seasons in several short stories.

Featuring four seasonal stories + a bonus Christmas holiday story!
"Down the Hill" = Winter
"The Corner" = Spring
"Icecream" = Summer
"The Surprise" = Autumn

This is a great little collection of read-aloud stories or 'easy readers' that are all set in one of the four seasons and feature old-fashioned friends, Frog and Toad!

Read for B&R-K.
I am an ESL teacher for children and this is a great book for those who are learning to read English. The language is simple but entertaining. I use it in my classes with children ranging in age from 5 to 13 and it is well received, the students can practice reading a book but also build their confidence in their English proficiency which helps them progress more quickly.
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book because I like winter. I also enjoyed this book because I liked the part when Frog and Toad went down a hill on a sled.
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I liked learning about the seasons!
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Perfect book to read ALL YEAR
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: animals
The story I am reviewing from Frog and Toad All Year is Frog and Toad: Ice Cream. Both Frog and Toad wanted some ice cream, so Toad said he be right back and went off to get some ice cream. Toad didn't take into consideration that it was hot outside and the ice cream would melt by the time he got back to Frog. Toad was a mess by the time he got back, so in the end they both went to the ice cream store got some more ice cream and ate it right there under a tree. This is a fun story all about frie ...more
Brian Garthoff
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I ever read. It was thrilling.*

*CRITICAL UPDATE: Upon further inspection, I have lowered my review of 5 stars to 4 stars. I was maybe 5 years old when I originally read this collection, and while I did appreciate it once more at 30, I could not allow it to further maintain it’s highly coveted 5 star status. I was simply to caught up in the nostalgia and this being my first book. It was a decision made out of pure emotion, rather than a critical eye, and undoubtedly one I w
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebooks
Frog and Toad All Year (Frog and Toad #3) by Arnold Lobel is a classic beginning reader about two friends through the seasons: Frog who is optimistic and Toad who is pessimistic. Down The Hill features a classic Toad panic attack. The Corner is sweet. Ice Cream is quite funny. The Surprise is ironic. Christmas Eve is worried Toad at his best.

Themes include friendship and seasons. The text is large font, the dialog is easy to read, and there's sufficient word repetition for beginning and transit
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
March 2019
So apparently I always read this book in the pre-Spring season, and with my niece! Still a sweet little story of some friends who love each other, despite one of them being rather a pessimist. I need to read the other stories in this series.

April 2017

I'd read the Frog and Toad books years ago and just loved them! Read this one to my niece today, and I'd forgotten what sweet stories they are! I loved the pictures and reading the simple words to her. These really are timeless stories,
Jun 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading to young children
Timeless stories - I remember these from my childhood. We really enjoyed reading these together. They are great for storytime and beginning readers, too.

The third book in the Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel, it's fun to read about these two very different friends in tales that span the seasons.
Sep 02, 2009 rated it liked it
This is the first Frog and Toad book that I've read. The storylines were okay, but it was Frog and Toad's friendship that hooked me to the book. I thought it was great how Frog and Toad did things for each other without asking for anything in return. A friendship like theirs is one that is rarely seen. How many of us would go to someone's house, rake their leaves, and never say a word to the other person about it? I know I wouldn't keep my mouth shut. ...more
Matthew Eisenberg
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Frog and Toad are THE BEST. Frog and toad are best friends experiencing life in each other's company, and almost every one of these short stories contains warmth, hilarity, and communicates a positive lesson. Every Frog and Toad book is uber-entertaining and totally endearing, and I love the illustrative style. Honestly, it's difficult to believe that anyone has ever given a Frog and Toad book less than 5 stars. ...more
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