The best of friends
From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other -- just as best friends should be.
The endearing pair hop along through five enchanting stories, looking for lost buttons, greeting the spring, and waiting for mail. Their genuine care for each other makes Frog and Toad two of the finest amphibious role models around. Young readers will chuckle with Frog as they watch Toad's silly efforts to make up a story. And they will applaud Toad as he finally wakes up after hibernating all winter. The fifth story will warm the hearts of any would-be pen pal--or anyone who has ever known what it's like to have a true-blue (or green) friend.
Arnold Lobel's comfortable brown and green illustrations invite and delight every reader, setting the tone for warm, funny stories about friendship. A Caldecott Honor Book and finalist for the National Book Award for Children's Literature, this installment of Lobel's classic Frog and Toad series is another essential addition to any youngster's shelf. If you need even more of Frog and Toad, don't miss Frog and Toad Together, Frog and Toad All Year, and Days with Frog and Toad. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
But instead of buying this alone, I suggest you buy the FROG AND TOAD TREASURY which includes the first three FROG AND TOAD volumes together in one edition. Then get DAYS WITH FROG AND TOAD and you'll have them all.
The audio version is read by the author. He does a good job of making it lively to listen to. The use of music adds to the aural experience for kids.
I am now on the search for more of these book/cassette combos because they provide Mommy and Daddy with a few minutes of peace with a simple, but educational, activity that our VERY busy 3 year old can do on her own.
Also check out the Gems guide called "Frog Math" which has a whole series of math activities to go with the Frog and Toad stories for K-2 students.
I have taught K-02 and all of my students LOVE Frog and Toad and they are well worth reading if you are teaching about Amphibians.
I am distressed that the Spanish translation was done in error! They call Frog "Sapo"(which means toad!)and Toad is called "Sepo".