Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Give Away #3

Once upon a time, there was a frog . . . and there was a toad . . . and they were friends.  Frog always saw the best in people and situations.   He was a laid-back, cheerful, "cup is half-full" fella.  Toad always seemed to find himself in a mishap.  And being a high-strung, "cup is half-empty" fella, he responded to his mishaps in a dejected sort of way.  Sometimes Toad gave in to the grumpies.  But no matter what, "Frog and Toad always helped each other out -- as good friends should." 

Arnold Lobel received a Caldecott Honor for Frog and Toad are Friends.  However, his artful drawings aren't the only thing that distinguish his Frog and Toad books, Lobel presents his readers with stories that are masterfully crafted in simplicity and charm.  Frog and Toad epitomize what loyal friendship looks like.  The humorous adventures of this endearing pair evokes chuckles from the youngest to the oldest listener.  Yep, Lobel's readers come back again and again and again and again. 

So, what's your age . . . 3, 7, 12, 32, 57, or 78?  No matter, you too will be charmed by these unforgettable characters and their unforgettable friendship.  There's a reason we see these titles in every bookstore, library, and book club, they're classics that keep their readers returning.  The kids enjoy this timeless series so much that they've proven you'll not stop with Frog and Toad are Friends (c. 1970), oh no, you'll have to continue with Frog and Toad Together (c. 1972, recipient of a Newbery Honor ~ for writing), Frog and Toad All Year (1976), and Days with Frog and Toad (1979).

You guessed it; today's give away Frog and Toad are Friends, an I CAN READ Book, is perfect for the budding reader, yet it also resonates with the reader of any age.  To enter the give away, post a comment by next Wednesday (April 6).  I will then announce the winner, pulled at random, on that following Thursday (April 7).  Good luck.  Meanwhile, be sure to enjoy the adventures of Frog and Toad.



  1. Oh! Frog and my sister LOVED them! I did too but she had a special love for them. Such sweet memories you incite!! Thank you!
    (Since I was lucky enough to be a winner recently, you don't have to include me in this lovely giveaway.)

  2. Ah, Emily, a new one for me. It sounds delightful. The pixies would treasure it. J x

  3. My first time here on your lovey blog, don't know why it has taken me so long to find you, seeing that some of my blogfriends already did. I don't enter your give away seeing that I already have this book in our collection, but wanted to let you know that I'm your newest happy follower! Have a good day,