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In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. "You'll do," Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock. In winter, things change for City Dog and Country Frog. Come spring, friendship blooms again, a little different this time.

Mo Willems' spare, poignant text and Jon J. Muth's expressive watercolors team up to tell a story that will resonate with readers of all ages.

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"Muth (Zen Shorts) sets a limpid rural scene for Willems's (Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed) two unlikely friends in this tranquil tale of change. One spring day, redolent with fresh yellow-greens and pale blues, City Dog tastes life 'without a leash!' Exploring a reedy pond, he meets Country Frog, who teaches him 'jumping and splashing and croaking.' When summer arrives, City Dog demonstrates 'sniffing and fetching and barking.' Fall brings orange-gold foliage and a brown cast to Country Frog's emerald skin. In wintertime, City Dog trots through the snow to find Country Frog's favorite rock unoccupied. A closing chapter, 'spring again,' shows City Dog encountering another animal and repeating the same greeting Country Frog met him with the year before. Willems's concise sentences, paired with joking illustrations in his other works, lose their hilarity--but gain significant emotional weight--when matched with Muth's watercolors. Pink blossoms and red maple leaves allude to Japanese art; Muth pictures Country Frog as a wise tutor who tosses a stick for his apprentice and, in a rain shower, protectively holds a leaf over the dog. The understated episodes acknowledge the transitory nature of the seasons and of life itself. Ages 3 — 6. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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With poignant text and expressive watercolors, two Caldecott Honorees present a heartfelt reflection on the natural course of friendship--and life. Full color.

About the Author

Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com) is New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of picture books and early readers that have changed the face of children's literature. He has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions, and two of his Elephant and Piggie early readers have received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal. His most recent picture book is Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, of which Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books wrote: "Willems continues to be a master at conveying an amazing amount of emotion and humor using . . . minimal elements" in a starred review. This is the first book he has written and not illustrated.

Jon J Muth is the author and artist of the New York Times best-seller and Caldecott Honor book, Zen Shorts. He has illustrated many award-winning books, including another New York Times best-seller, A Family of Poems, by Caroline Kennedy He is also the writer and illustrator of The Three Questions, which the New York Times called "quietly life changing."

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aseifers, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by aseifers)
I am a 3rd grade teacher and this book is great for looking at the seasons in a new way - friendship and the passing (perhaps) of a friend. Then, a new friendship. Very touching!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423103004
Author:
Willems, Mo
Publisher:
Disney Press
Illustrator:
Muth, Jon J.
Author:
Muth, Jon J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Animals - Frogs & Toads
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 20 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-06

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Muth (Zen Shorts) sets a limpid rural scene for Willems's (Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed) two unlikely friends in this tranquil tale of change. One spring day, redolent with fresh yellow-greens and pale blues, City Dog tastes life 'without a leash!' Exploring a reedy pond, he meets Country Frog, who teaches him 'jumping and splashing and croaking.' When summer arrives, City Dog demonstrates 'sniffing and fetching and barking.' Fall brings orange-gold foliage and a brown cast to Country Frog's emerald skin. In wintertime, City Dog trots through the snow to find Country Frog's favorite rock unoccupied. A closing chapter, 'spring again,' shows City Dog encountering another animal and repeating the same greeting Country Frog met him with the year before. Willems's concise sentences, paired with joking illustrations in his other works, lose their hilarity--but gain significant emotional weight--when matched with Muth's watercolors. Pink blossoms and red maple leaves allude to Japanese art; Muth pictures Country Frog as a wise tutor who tosses a stick for his apprentice and, in a rain shower, protectively holds a leaf over the dog. The understated episodes acknowledge the transitory nature of the seasons and of life itself. Ages 3 — 6. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , With poignant text and expressive watercolors, two Caldecott Honorees present a heartfelt reflection on the natural course of friendship--and life. Full color.
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