by Arnold Lobel
On my Facebook page and my twitter feed, I keep seeing people posting the things for which they are grateful . As you might imagine, I am grateful that someone thought it was important for me to learn how to read. I am grateful that those same someones, continued to support me as a reader. I am extremely grateful that I have been able to share my love of reading with my son. And finally, I am grateful to the authors whose engaging words keep me coming back for more.
One of my first reading memories includes the library's bookmobile and all of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad books. In my day, the books were published in hardback and the books were not leveled. The simple friendship shared between these dapper amphibians made me smile and kept me reading. I love how every book contains multiple short stories on a theme- just what an early reader needs to help transition to chapter books. The adventures of these characters helped me explore true friendship, the seasons and the simple pleasures and fears of life. It is likely that you are familiar with the titles, but just in case, here is a list:
- Frog and Toad are Friends
- Frog and Toad Together
- Days with Frog and Toad
- Frog and Toad All Year.
They are also available in an audio collection.
If you love these boys as much as me, keep an eye out for the stuffed animals in their likeness. I found them for my son when he was about 4 years old. They make me happy.
What book(s) are you grateful to have found in your life?
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Oh, I adore Frog and Toad! Besides those some of my favorite childhood books are "MudPies and Other Recipes- A Cookbook for Dolls" and "The Circus Is Coming" by Hilary Knight.ReplyDelete
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