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Frog and Toad are Friends

(Book #1 in the Frog and Toad Series)

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Celebrate the power of friendship in these five adventurous stories starring Frog and Toad--a Caldecott Honor Book! From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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7 ratings

Good book

I used to read this when I was young so decided to get it for my daughters. Good chapter book for beginners at reading. Book was in good condition.

I wish it was better than this

I certainly wouldn't categorize this as "very good" maybe just "good". there's marked writing on the cover, pen on the inside and there's a stain on some of the page edges, the book is bent and spine is messy.

A terrific read for children and adults

Because I am dedicated to reading aloud to my kids, I tend to review a book based upon whether or not it makes a good read-aloud book. All of the Frog and Toad books, and especially this one, are simply terrific for reading aloud.My (four-year-old) daughter and I both love this book. The stories are funny and become funnier with each re-reading. For example, in the final story, Frog writes Toad a letter because Toad never receives mail and becomes sad every day at mailtime. Frog proceeds to give his letter to a snail for delivery. Frog cannot stand the suspense of waiting for the snail to deliver the letter, so he tells Toad about the letter and relates the contents. Together, they happily wait for the letter to arrive, which takes four days. Every time we read this story, my daughter laughs because Frog gave his letter to a snail, when everyone knows that snails are the slowest creatures alive. The Frog and Toad books represent a perfect bridge from picture books to books where the words provide the story and the illustrations are infrequent and/or merely supplemental. The stories in these books are carried forward by the words, but the illustrations on each page would keep even the most dedicated picture-liking child happy. If you're looking for a book to read aloud to your four to five year old, give Frog and Toad a try. You won't be sorry.

Great For a first time reader!

My 6 year old loves this book! 5 wonderful storys! Every time we read it he wants me to send him a letter so he can get mail like frog and toad! I read these books when I was a very small child so its wonderful being able to read these books to my step-son! Great book!

True Green Friends

"Toad said, 'Frog you are looking quite green.' 'But I always look green,' said Frog. 'I am a frog.' 'Today you look very green even for a frog,' said Toad. 'Get into my bed and rest.' So begins one of five expertly crafted episodic chapters in this endearing Caldecott Honor beginning reader classic. Frog and Toad, true green friends, will leap into the hearts of any reader, beginning or advanced. Through rhyme and repetition of high frequency words, such as "said," Lobel crafts a text that is predictable, but not without surprises, and highly accessible to the beginning reader. Tasteful and simple, the illustrations do not overpower the text. Instead, they become more prominent where the text becomes unpredictable. For example, when Frog is sick and asks Toad to tell him a story, Toad goes through a series of unanticipated actions in an attempt to make a story pop into his head, including standing on his head, pouring water over his head, and banging his head against a wall. In this section of text, Lobel includes additional illustrations, providing visual clues to the potentially struggling decoder. Frog and Toad are Friends stands in a class of its own, as beginning reader books are rarely acknowledged for achieving excellence in writing. Frog and Toad are two unforgettable characters, and young readers may wonder whether they resemble either Frog or Toad more. They will also undoubtedly long to have Frog and Toad for friends.

Children grades one to three will enjoy reading this well cr

Would you pour a glass of water on yourself and then proceed tostand on your head for the sake of making a friend feel better? Toaddoes exactly that in an attempt to think of a story for his sick friend, Frog. In this Caldecott Honor winning easy reader, Frog and Toad are Friends, Arnold Lobel lovingly illustrates the friendship between these two amphibians. Whether searching for lost buttons, swimming in a nearby river, or writing letters, Frog and Toad are always there for each other. The unpredictable and humorous actions of these charming characters grab reader attention, keeping them engrossed in the story. Toad says, "Frog, you are looking quite green," and Frog replies, "But I always look green, I am a frog." Lobel carefully chooses easy-to-read words and uses repetition throughout the five short episodes of the book. He combines sight words and short words that can be decoded fairly easily to construct sentences accessible to the beginner reader. The large typeface and ample space between both the lines and words of the text make the book approachable for young children. Pictures on each page depict Frog and Toad's actions clearly enough to provide struggling readers with clues to decode any unfamiliar words. Children grades one to three will enjoy reading this well crafted story that depicts a wonderful friendship between the two delightful characters.

sapo y sepo son amigos

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