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Frog and Toad All Year (I Can Read Books)


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ISBN13: 9780064440592
ISBN10: 0064440591
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Two very good friends are back in "a quintet of tales loosely set around the seasons--one for each with a bonus Christmas number. Another winner for (Frog and Toad) fans young and old".--Booklist. ALA Notable Children's Book. Three-color illustrations.


Friends all year.

In winter, spring, summer, and fall, Frog and Toad are always together. Here is a wise and wonderful story for each seasonof the year-and one for Christmas, too.

About the Author

During his distinguished career Arnold Lobel wrote and/or illustrated over 70 books for children. To his illustrating credit, he had a Caldecott Medal book — Fables (1981) — and two Caldecott Honor Books-his own Frog and Toad are Friends (1971) and Hildilid's Night by Cheli Duran Ryan (1972). To his writing credit, he had a Newbery Honor Book — Frog and Toad Together (1973). But to his greatest credit, he had a following of literally millions of young children with whom he shared the warmth and humor of his unpretentious vision of life.

Though he was a born storyteller — he began making up stories extemporaneously to entertain his fellow second-graders in Schenectady, New York, where he grew up in the care of his grandparents. Mr. Lobel called himself a "lucky amateur" in terms of his writing. Viewing himself as a professionally trained illustrator (he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute), he said, "I know how to draw pictures. With writing, I don't really know what I'm doing. It's very intuitive."

In addition to the Frog and Toad books, Owl at Home, Mouse Tales, The Book of Pigericks, and many other popular books he created, Mr. Lobel also illustrated other writers' texts that captured his fancy. He viewed this as "something different and challenging." Often his illustrations for those books showed a different aspect of his personality and his artistic expertise, ranging from his meticulous dinosaurs in Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish to his chilling pen-and-ink drawings in Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep by Jack Prelutsky, about which Booklist wrote, "Young readers will be amazed that the gentle Lobel of Frog and Toad fame can be so comfortably diabolic."

In 1977 Mr. Lobel and his wife, Anita, a distinguished children's book author and artist in her own right, collaborated on their first book, How the Rooster Saved the Day, chosen by School Library Journal as one of the Best Books of the Year, 1977. They then collaborated on three more books, A Treeful of Pigs, a 1979 ALA Notable Book; On Market Street, a 1982 Caldecott Honor Book; and The Rose in My Garden, a 1984 Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book.

Arnold Lobel died in 1987.

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I love kids books, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by I love kids books)
Our family loves this book! My husband, my daughter (age 9) and son (age 3) and myself have had many a laugh and deep thought about these stories. I find myself referring to the stories of Frog and Toad often - they apply to so many instances in my daily life. We've been reading this book to our kids for the last 6 years and the stories still have not become tiresome at all. Great for generations to come! My only regret is I didn't discover it until I was an adult, as I think I could have learned some valuable lessons from it as a kid.
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the author.
Lobel, Arnold
by Arnold Lobel
New York, N.Y. :
Animals - Frogs & Toads
Readers - Beginner
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Picture books
Picture books for children
Social Situations - Values
Toads -- Fiction.
Toads -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Toads -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Social Issues - Values
Situations / Friendship
Children s-Beginning Readers
Edition Description:
Harper Paperback
I Can Read Book 2
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
September 1984
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
9 x 6 x 1.29 in 22.22 oz
Age Level:

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In winter, spring, summer, and fall, Frog and Toad are always together. Here is a wise and wonderful story for each seasonof the year-and one for Christmas, too.

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