Search Results: "Frog and Toad"


BOOK REVIEW

FROG AND TOAD TOGETHER by Arnold Lobel
Released: April 26, 1972

"Toad's alarm at this point and his relief on waking up to find that Frog is still there and 'his own right size' ends the beautifully handled episode on a note of enlarged affirmation."
Five more wise and wonderful stories to reaffirm the happy truth that Frog and Toad Are Friends. Read full book review >

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FROG AND TOAD ALL YEAR by Arnold Lobel
Released: Aug. 1, 1976

"We miss some of the resonant psychological heft of this pair's previous experiences, but Frog and Toad can still transform the most ordinary seasonal activities into celebrations."
Lobel's peerless, though much imitated, animal comrades do a little borrowing of their own here when Frog goes around the corner to look for spring, recalling Clifton's Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring (1973); in this case we can't consider Lobel's more conventional rustic setting an improvement, but Frog does make the search his own. Read full book review >

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DAYS WITH FROG AND TOAD by Arnold Lobel
Released: Oct. 3, 1979

"As in Frog and Toad All Year (1976) the relationship has settled into a comfortable, conflict-free pattern; but the complementary pair continues to delight and vulnerable Toad to invite sympathetic recognition."
The glowing friendship of Frog and Toad continues, with Frog as the wiser, supportive partner easing Toad through his small frustrations and uncertainties. Read full book review >

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FROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS by Arnold Lobel
Released: Aug. 1, 1979

"Imperfect friendship or it wouldn't be true—and most perfectly expressed in their faces."
A leggy green frog and a squat green toad do for friendship something of what Little Bear does for kinship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOAD by Ruth Brown
by Ruth Brown, illustrated by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Exquisitely slimy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gloopy, gloppy, bumpy, and lumpy: Toads provide slews of onomatopoeic opportunities for writers, and plenty of potential for artists interested in drawing warts, slime, and muck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG AND FRIENDS by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Here's to many more adventures for Frog and his friends, who are sure to go home with fans of Fluffy and Morris. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon and Squirrel tickle funny bones, explore the world, solve problems and support each other in this trio of stories. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Author's note; glossary of Navajo words. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-9)"
Coyote trickster Ma'ii, always hungry, sets out to inveigle some corn from his cousin. Read full book review >

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PIG AND TOAD BEST FRIENDS FOREVER by Dayle  Quigley
Released: July 23, 2012

"A sweet tale of friendship, the children's stories of Pig and Toad will resonate with readers of all ages."
Quigley's picture book is a cheery story of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARA AND SEÑOR FROG by Campbell Geeslin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2007

"A quietly perceptive celebration of the synergy between observation and imagination necessary for great art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little Mexican girl recognizes real magic in the work of a friendly artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG, DUCK, AND RABBIT by Susanna Gretz
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"Both are unusually well crafted and entertaining. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One of two new books about the endearing characters introduced in Duck Takes Off (1991). Read full book review >

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FROG AND FLY by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Nature red in tooth and claw, though splashes of ketchup are the closest thing to visible gore in these sly vignettes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Frog meets fly, with predictable results—at least the first five times. Read full book review >