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MISTER TOAD by Clyde Watson


by Clyde Watson & illustrated by N. Cameron Watson

Age Range: 5 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-02-792527-7
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

 T. Tamson Toad, whose comfortable home is pleasantly situated in a garden wall (``Though Mrs. Quimby did her share of the garden work, Mister Toad always called it his garden''), is troubled by his elderly neighbor's new cat--and by a queen bee who insists on moving in with her ``entourage.'' Resourcefully, he welcomes the bees and lets them bear the brunt of the cat's next visit--so that both leave him alone thereafter. Told with in economical style and whimsical turns of phrase recalling Beatrix Potter's stories, this 8-inch-square book has cleanly designed illustrations that present its hero's tidy home with loving care; Mister Toad himself, alert and debonair, might be a neighbor of Leslie Brooke's toad in A Roundabout Turn (1939). Charming. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-8)