Frog and Toad Are Friends

Frog and Toad Are Friends

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Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [1970]
Copyright Date: ©1970
ISBN: 9780060239572
Branch Call Number: E LOB
Characteristics: 64 pages :,color illustrations ;,22 cm.


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One of my favourite early reader books. These stories are quaint and fun they take the reader to a simpler time. Well designed for one-on-one reading especially for reading along with emergent readers.

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Aug 11, 2020

We liked 2 out of 3 stories in this book. Very quaint and sweet. But we did not like the story where toad is nervous about people laughing at him in his swimming suit (and then they do). It is so important to me to instill positive body image in my young daughters, I don’t even want to open up the idea of being embarrassed about how you look in a swimming suit, or the thought that others will make fun of them, either.

Feb 02, 2020

I read this for the "A Strong Friendship Theme" part of my 2020 reading challenge. I thought it was cute, I liked the artwork and how much Frog & Toad help each other and are there to support each other.

May 16, 2019


satysingh Feb 13, 2017

I read this book as a little girl and now I read it to my nieces and nephews. Timeless. Great adventures.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

In his classic collection of short stories, Arnold Lobel follows the adventures of best fried duo, Frog and Toad. Whether going for a swim, sharing stories, or looking for a lost button, Frog and Toad celebrate the joys of being friends. Ages 6-12.

Jul 23, 2014

I enjoyed reading this book with my children.

CRRL_AdrianaP Dec 20, 2013

A sweet, classic beginning reader that describes a well-balanced friendship and the joys (and humor) that it brings.

Jul 05, 2013

Very good match of intended audience and reading level. Perfect book for a child just ready to start chapter books.

vernessa7 Jul 01, 2013

very funny by michael

Jan 24, 2013

Frog and Toad are friend is a book that I would recommend for parents to encourage their children to read. The book is about friendship. Frog is enthused about spending quality time with his best friend Toad during the spring. However Toad is still in hibernation from the winter months. Frog is eventually successful in awaking Toad from his nap and the story kicks off from there. Frog and Toad have an incredible friendship. When Toad is dealing with issues such as his loss button, not receiving any mail, and when Toad wears his funny looking swim suit Frog is always there cheering Toad on, and supporting Toad. Toad also does the same from Frog when Frog is not feeling well Toad tells Frog a story.
The book elicits the perfect friendship between two friends. I enjoyed mainly how the two friends always knew exactly what to do to cheer the other friend up. I encourage this book for children to read because it will simply teach them how a friendship should operate. The book basically teaches children there is nothing like a good friendship.

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Jul 23, 2014

jskurzewski thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

red_lion_1061 Jul 11, 2014

red_lion_1061 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and under

CRRL_AdrianaP Dec 20, 2013

CRRL_AdrianaP thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 8

vernessa7 Jul 01, 2013

vernessa7 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

Jan 24, 2013

kimberlynaomi thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

yellow_lion_354 Aug 10, 2012

yellow_lion_354 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Jul 03, 2009

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CRRL_AdrianaP Dec 20, 2013

"What you see is the clear, warm light of April. And it means we can begin a whole new year together, Toad."

Jan 24, 2013

'Toad, Toad,' shouted Frog, 'Wake Up.' 'We will skip through the meadows and run through the woods and swim in the river. In the evenings we will sit right here on this front porch and count the stars.""


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Jan 24, 2013

Frog and Toad are two best friends that go on adventures with each other. Frog and Toad know exactly what to do cheer up the other friend.


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