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The Frog and Toad Treasury: Frog and Toad are Friends/Frog and Toad Together/Frog and Toad All Year (Frog and Toad #1-4)

4.4  ·  Rating details ·  14,199 Ratings  ·  206 Reviews
Why do I love Frog and Toad? I'm not really sure. Not much really happens in these stories. The illustrations are beautiful but rather small. The eponymous friends carry on their friendship through mild misunderstandings and misadventures, always ready to forgive each other and forget. These gentle stories are among my favorite kids' books. I have fond memories of Frog and ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Harpercollins Childrens Books (first published 1987)
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Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh, how I love Frog and Toad. Best odd couple ever.
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: boekenbingo-2016
Als kind had ik een boekje met een aantal verhalen van Kikker en pad. Dit boekje heb ik heel vaak gelezen. Ook heb ik later een televisieserie van deze verhalen gevolgd. Ik was dus al bekend met dit boek, maar voor de Boekenbingo heb ik de verhalen nog eens overgelezen en gedeeltelijk voorgelezen aan onze dochter.
Ik blijf onder de indruk van de prachtige sfeervolle tekeningen. Heerlijk om die weer eens te zien.
De verhalen zijn simpel van opbouw, maar tijdloos en dus herkenbaar. De verhalen zijn
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I used these books when I was a volunteer literacy coach and when my oldest was learning to read. I always enjoyed these books and thought they were great beginning readers -- but actually reading them aloud to my 4 year old without being concerned about sounding out the words and just fluidly reading the stories aloud - I have appreciated them in a whole new way. These stories and illustrations are just about as good as it gets!
Mar 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children of all ages
Pure poetry.
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The best stories to read over and over. They are silly and endearing.
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ellie
Ellie read this book to herself during quiet time. One of her favorite books! We all love Arnold Lobel...1/16/15

Love the story of "The Letter"..krb 2/29/16
A gift from a former pastor to our children. The gift of classics and good reading. Yes. Not only cherished by the younger ones but fun to read for our 6 year old.
Katrina Lantz
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
From Sam (5 years old): I liked all of the three books. I liked all of the stories, but my favorite one was about the snow. Toad wanted to be in his warm bed. He doesn't want to be cold. Frog wants him to leave home and play in the snow. Toad said Frog was right. It is fun in the snow. Toad didn't notice but he was all alone, and he bonked into a tree and a rock. The sled dived into the snow. Toad went home because bed is better than snow. The next one is The Corner, but that's not my favorite. ...more
David Redden
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary's review: What did you like about the book, Mary? I like when the birds came to eat the cookies. What else did you like? I liked it...I'm sorry, I messed up. I also liked it when Frog snuck the hat and shrunk it in The Hat. Anything else you liked about it? Like, more generally? I like that the words are easy to read. I also liked the pictures. Do you think your dad is awesome? DAAAAD! (Mary is 6 years old)

Sam's review: Anything you liked? Um, I liked that the words were easy to read and, l
Katie Grasher
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, t-l-307
Frog and Toad are the main characters in a series of easy-reader children's books, written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. Each book contains five simple, often humorous, sometimes poignant, short stories chronicling the exploits of a frog and his friend, a toad. Some of their adventures include: attempting to fly a kite, cleaning Toad's messy house as opposed to waiting until "Tomorrow" to do so, and figuring out the ethics of being "Alone". Frog is taller, with a green shade, and is more frie ...more
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is an I Can Read book that can be read in all the elementary classes. The pictures are colorful and the words are easy to sound out. Each adventure has a learning experience. Spring is learning about the seasons and months and what can be done in that season verses a cold season. The story adventure has many sight words in it and it shows what a story looks like and how it has a beginning middle,and end.The lost button was a lesson on different characters in the story helping to find the bu ...more
Morgan Reed
Book summary, in your own words: This is a fun adventurous book talking about the adventures that two friends go on together.
2) Grade level: 2nd- 4th
3) Appropriate classroom use (subject area): All Subject areas would be appropriate.
4) Individual students who might benefit from reading: All students would benefit from these books.
5) Small group use (literature circles): Each member could have a different short story
6) Whole class use (read aloud): This book would be okay for a carpet read.
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite book when I was little! My teacher gave it to me in kindergarten because I already knew how to read and was bored with the tiny books for my age. She gave me this book and another one about spiders and told me to finish them over the weekend. I read the spider one as fast as I could because I was terrified of the pictures. Then I moved onto this book. I loved it so much! But I do not remember very much of it. All I know is that this is a great book for kids who have just lea ...more
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: boekenbingo-2016
Wat een geweldige vrienden zijn Kikker en Pad en wat beleven ze veel in deze mooie verhalen. Misschien gek, maar sommige verhalen hebben ook wel wat herkenbaars. Zo ben ik bijvoorbeeld ook goed in lijstjes maken waarvan ik zeker weet dat ik dingen kan door strepen en ben ik dol op mijn bed in de winter.
Ik zou zo nog een boek kunnen lezen over deze twee vrienden.
Brittanie Payne
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book Brody is reviewing! He really liked this book. He said, "I give it 5 stars. I love this book."
Mar 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading this with my 4 year old daughter. She loves the stories and it was great to have quick stories for bedtime. I can't wait to do it again with her and my little boy.
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Classics. Love them.
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
For kids just starting out, these adorable stories share a wholesome friendship, simple facts, and gentle conflict nestled in accessible, delightful, chapters. If you only buy a few books at this age level and utilize the library for the rest, buy this Treasury, and share it with your children and grandchildren. It's an enduring family treasure.

For more growing independence readers, see also
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same (Ling & Ting #1), Grace Lin, 2010
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I like that the frog and toad are Friends. It made me want to read more of the series and my favorite character is frog. I like that in the book there are multiple chapters. What I like that was in the book is the story DRAGONS AND GIANTS.


May 29, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1973 Newbery Honor Book (For Frog and Toad Together )

Three of the four Frog and Toad books in one volume. Frog is the eternal optimist and Toad the pessimist. They are really quite entertaining even for an adult.

Frog and Toad are Friends

"Spring"--Frog tries to wake Toad up because spring has come.
"The Story"--Frog is sick in bed so Toad tries to tell him a story.
"A Lost Button"--Toad loses one of the buttons on his jacket and Frog helps him find it.
"A Swim"--Frog and Toad go swimming but Toad do
Derek Davis
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lobel's Frog and Toad tales are children's classics, but far more. His illustrations are lovely and inviting, but the writing is what remains with you. His stories highlight the small details that make up life, with every instance recognizable, each word perfectly placed but never seeming manufactured. His humor can leave you hiccuping and unstrung in half a sentence.
This is writing as close to perfection as it gets – nothing need be added or subtracted. Lobel makes Hemingway seem verbose; perha
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reading-catalog
Author: Arnold Lobel

Illustrator: Arnold Lobel

Genre: fiction

Publication Info: Harper Collins Publisher (1970)

Reading Level: Ages 4-8; early

Topic/Theme: friendship

Issues Addressed: stories revolve around different happenings in the lives of Frog and Toad

Classroom Uses: independent reading, read aloud, guided reading

Summary: This book is a collection of the stories of Frog and Toad. It revolves around the different events throughout the lives of friends Frog and Toad. Together, they enjoy spr
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animal
This book consists of 5 mini-stories, the version of this that I read I got from my parents house that I use to read many times as a child. I loved these stories, I still have the sticker on it that says that it cost a dollar. This shows that we got our money worth because it was read a lot throughout my childhood and has many ripped pages to prove this fact. I think that many children can love this book, with the language that the author uses, children can relate to it and love it. It will also ...more
Dec 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: boy-s-reading
On the advice of a teacher we bought this set for our son when he was learning to read (but resisting reading). It's difficult to get boys to read, especially when they are starting out and therefore not very confident, but we found these books a treat. They push all the right buttons: the stories are self-contained and of a reasonable length; there is a simple but not patronizing vocabulary; there is repetition but it is not intrusive nor is it really obvious; and the two friends (Frog, who is ...more
My daughter received this three-in-one book from a friend for her birthday, and we loved reading every chapter, especially since I remember these book vividly from my own childhood thirty years ago! With the exception of the chapter where everyone laughs at Toad's silly swimsuit (which is still amusing), each chapter provides a great lesson to discuss with children. I read a chapter every night to my five-year-old daughter and four-year-old son, and we always ended each reading with a discussion ...more
Oct 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
I enjoy these stories as reminders of the simplicity to be found in spending outdoorsy time with a friend. Also, I can relate to the characters. For example, one of them decides to plant seeds in his garden and is much impatient over the lengthy amount of time required to see them sprout! This is why I often buy "live/dead" flowers for my vases around the house. I am more easily gratified by the instant color and vivacity when I buy the "3 for $12" bunches at the grocery store than if I spent $1 ...more
Feb 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Structured less as a linear story than as a series of set pieces, "Frog and Toad" follows the seasonal routine of its titular amphibians, who are, as we well know, friends. Frog (Jay Goede) is the abler of the two; dressed immaculately in a silken waistcoat, he cuts the figure of a jovial English gentleman. His companion Toad (Mark Linn-Baker), meanwhile, is a bit of a goldbricker, a frumpy nebbish who would rather not be rousted from hibernation. Linn-Baker has the weaker singing voice of the t ...more
Jul 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
My Opinion:

Five tales about Frog and Toad. Me and my daughter read through these stories then I let her read them by herself. My daughter is not a good reader and this book helped by having repetitive words for her. She could look at the words and know what they are. This is a great help with reading this years library list from her school. Since she is a bit behind on her reading this was the right level for her. If you are looking for something that has some repetitive words for your child to
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: boekenbingo-2016
In de vrije natuur gaan kikkers en padden niet samen, maar in Arnold Lobels verhalen kunnen ze niet zonder elkaar.

Alle verhalen draaien om vriendschap: of Kikker en Pad nou gaan vliegeren, gaan uitzoeken of ze dapper zijn, of alleen op een klein eilandje zitten, steeds is duidelijk dat ze heel verschillend zijn, maar elkaar toch nodig hebben.

Vroeger zelf gelezen en nu al heel wat verhalen van Kikker en Pad voorgelezen aan mijn zoons; ze kunnen er geen genoeg van krijgen.

De verhalen 'Alleen' en
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Contains three Frog and Toad books:
Frog and Toad are Friends - Caldecott Honor Book, 1971
Frog and Toad Together - Newbery Honor Book, 1973
Frog and Toad All Year
Written and Illustrated by Arnold Lobel

Like many of the reviews, these were wonderful books to share with young children as they build reading skills. The friendship of Frog and Toad and the growth of Toad as an individual are wonderful to witness.

Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Lexile Measure: 400L, 450L, 300L
Publisher: H
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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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