Tuesday, October 12, 2010

book talk tuesday

FROG AND TOAD by Arnold Lobel

Indiebound Description: Frog and Toad are always there for each other -- just as best friends should be. From sledding in winter to eating ice cream on hot summer days, these two friends have fun together the whole year round!

My Thoughts: These are WONDERFUL books! I was extremely honored when the School Library Journal review compared Ling and Ting to these books. Even though they are early readers(a little younger than the books I usually recommend) these books really can be enjoyed on all levels. If the single books seem too babyish for your young reader, try handing him or her the Frog and Toad Treasury which is 3 books bound in one--so it looks like a thick, meaty book yet won't discourage a reader who might struggle.

4 comments:

Cindy said...

I agree 100%! These books have always been among my favorites. And since many children (and their parents) seem to be in such a hurry to get on to chapter books these days, a big collection like this is perfect!

Literature for Lunch said...

Frog and Toad are my favorite books ever. I love the simple story and the beautiful illustrations. I have them in my classroom still and I am a 5th grade teacher. Everyone can learn from Frog and Toad!

tricia said...

These and the Little Bear books Ithe real original ones) were books I loved sharing with my daughters. They are so droll and tender.

Grace Lin said...

Yay! I'm so glad "Frog and Toad" are still loved. I also adored "Owl at Home" by Lobel, too, but I don't think that is available in a collection. I feel like a collection like this is perfect for those kids (and parents) that want a "thick" book but are still on the younger end.