Frog and Toad

“You have been asleep since November,” said Frog.

“Well, then,” said Toad, 

“a little more sleep will not hurt me.

Come back again and wake me up at about half past May.”

What’s the Story?

Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel is a timeless collection of stories. It follows the inseparable friendship of Frog and Toad, two amphibians with distinct personalities. 



The short stories portray the simple yet charming adventures shared by these lovable characters.



This classic children’s book, first published in 1970, continues to enchant and endure today, thanks to Lobel’s endearing characters and delightful storytelling.


Why is it Great?

Frog and Toad is a literary gem that stands the test of time. Arnold Lobel’s masterful storytelling and whimsical illustrations create a world that readers will want to revisit again and again. Whether you’re a child discovering these tales for the first time or an adult reminiscing about the joy of childhood, Frog and Toad is a heartwarming journey into the magic of friendship and the beauty of life’s simple pleasures.

Lobel’s genius lies in his ability to infuse each tale with valuable life lessons, charming characters, and humorous storytelling. 

The stories explore themes like friendship, patience, courage, and self-control, making them not only entertaining but also educational. 

The characters of Frog and Toad are relatable and serve as wonderful role models for young readers, teaching them the importance of empathy and understanding.

Frog and Toad’s simplicity makes it accessible to early readers, while the underlying themes and humorous writing make it enjoyable for older readers as well. The universal themes explored in the book ensure that it remains relevant and relatable across generations.


I recommend the Frog and Toad Storybook Favorites edition (pictured above). This collection includes stories from Frog and Toad Are Friends, Frog and Toad Together, Frog and Toad All Year, and Days with Frog and Toad all compiled into a single volume. What more could you ask for?

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