Days with Frog and Toad (An I Can Read Book)

by Arnold Lobel

Hardcover, 1979



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R Lob




Harper & Row (1979), Hardcover, 64 pages


Frog and Toad spend their days together, but find sometimes it's nice to be alone.


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Physical description

64 p.; 8.82 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member clong
The Frog and Toad books have got to be some of the best early readers out there, and Days with Frog and Toad was my oldest child’s favorite of the Frog and Toad books.

These stories offer an an exploration of friendship with a nice combination of whimsy and silliness, delivered with an underlying
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warmth. "Shivers," a tongue-in-cheek ghost story, is probably our favorite individual story in the Frog and Toad canon. If you have a young child who is ready to start with basic readers give these a try!
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LibraryThing member MeditationesMartini
Frog and Toad are close friends and that is lovely. With the way they support each other and deal with each other's foibles, they are providing the best possible transition model for my son's mum and I right now. (Except Frog and Toad don't have a toddler.)
LibraryThing member sharese
Two best friends named Frog and Toad have adventures together and do what other best friends do. The great drawings add to the delight of the simple text and ease at which early readers will learn these books.

Frog and Toad books are so sweet and simple they shouuld be required
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reading for every child. The typeface is simple to read and with a little information on each page a child will not be overwhelmed with the reading. The pictures lend to the story and invite conversation if the child is being read to. Great books for all readers.
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LibraryThing member champlin
Easy Reader. This easy reader has a table of contents with four stories inside. Frog and toad are best friends they do everything together. The last story is about Toad who wants to be alone that day. It is a good book for seeing friendships and all the things that can be done with a friend. There
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is a lot of dialogue in this book. I would use this book in the classroom to teach children how to read and the power and troubles of having a best friend.
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LibraryThing member aimtroyer
All of the Frog and Toad books are just wonderful (not just this one). They are simple books, in chapter form, that young readers love. Not just the content (excitement at getting mail, playing with friends, fishing, etc) but young readers love when they get to read a "chapter book". These are set
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up into chapters, yet easy to read. The words are not so easy or repetitious that the book gets dull. It has a real story, with characters that have lots of personality and real feelings.
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LibraryThing member cegordon
There are different stories in this book. Each story has a point made in it. The stories demonstrate the love and caring relationship of the frog and toad. It shows how they are best friends and rely on each other. It is good for children who can partner read with a friend.
LibraryThing member brenneis
I love the adventures of frog and toad, they are delightful stories of friendship
LibraryThing member mlsweatman
In this classic, the author describes everything so well and gives children understanding of what friendship means. In this specific book the two friends sit around all day telling stories to put off chores. The stories that the two tell are pretty humorous and silly. This book is good for children
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that enjoy reading books that are humorous and are based on friendship.
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LibraryThing member kdelker
Days With Frog and Toad is an I can read chapter book about the lives of Frog and Toad. Frog and Toad are friends who work through issues like procrastination, flying a kite, and being alone. When Frog left a note that he wanted to be alone, Toad thought that meant he was sad and didn’t want to
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be friends anymore. Frog just wanted time to reflect on how much he liked being alive, being a frog and being friends with Toad. They are heartwarming, good stories.

I love Frog and Toad. They are friends you want to be friends with.

We could do a lesson on following directions and make our own kites and try to fly them.
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LibraryThing member kkcrossley
Frog and Toad learn about friendship in short chapters. People can be different and still be friends and they can do lots of things and be caring to one another and help each other through the rough spots.
LibraryThing member rdelamatre
Another installment of Frog and Toad with all the great illustrations. This particular book is good for kids who are working on difficult tasks or need encouragement to persevere. And, as always, it is a wonderful meditation on friendship.
LibraryThing member booschnoo
This book is a good example of Fantasy because the main characters are a frog and a toad who talk and act like humans.
The theme of this book is friendship. It is a good theme, because it is underlying and not overly obvious, but it is something the reader can relate to and learn from.
Age: Primary
LibraryThing member EllieGiles
This was my all-time favorite chapter book as a kid. Frog and Toad are two friends that every child should read about.
LibraryThing member cindasox
This is a book of 5 short stories. Each simple story contains guided vocabulary. The stories are short and humorous. Each story models the structure of story writing with a beginning, middle and end, and each has a problem and solution. Children like the characters. Their friendship and the antics
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they become involved in!
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LibraryThing member debrasw
Summary: This story is a chapter book in which we get four mini-stories of two best friends who work together to get accomplish their goals. In the first story, we learn how to work hard so that we do not have to hold things off until the last minute. It was a story showing how procrastination can
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be avoided. The second story was about believing in the things we do in order to accomplish them. If we just believe hard enough, it will happen. The third story was a ghost story in which we never learn whether it was true or false. The fourth story was a loving tale of how we can be alone and enjoy the quietness of the day without being sad. It really shows how important alone time is and how good it is. this really is great critical literacy because the themes throughout teach such strong messages of hard work, belief, mystery and the importance of knowing one's self.

Genre: This is a good example of fantasy because it shows two frogs living like humans, talking like humans, and having humanistic qualities that could not exist in real life.

Characterization: I believe Toad is an interesting character. Throughout the series of stories, we see him growing in his belief in himself and his friend. he learns vital life lessons and comes out on top. He is a round character, yet in a way i see him as a secondary character in manner and thought to Frog due to the fact that Frog is always one step ahead and is the one teaching the lessons. He is one of the main character/protagonists.
media: best guess = water color/pencil
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LibraryThing member lmeek04
This book has simple, well organized language that is easy for children to follow. The content is easy to relate to and imaginative. Children would be engaged with the content and enjoy it both in a read aloud format and in independent reading. The theme of friendship is important among young
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children especially as they become acustomed to appropriate social behavior.
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LibraryThing member mlucas09
Summary: This chapter book is a compilation of short stories about two best friends, Frog and Toad. In each story they experience life together, each time learning something from one another. Each story emphasizes a different moral including: never give up, the importance of solitude, being
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responsible, and caring for each other.
Genre: This is a great example of fantasy because the author invites the readers into the world of Frog and Toad and she makes it incredibly believable. Also, Frog and Toad are very human-like in each of the stories, it is easy to forget that they are not human. The lessons learned from the stories are definitely ones that can be played out in real life, but she conveys the messages in a very fun way.
Characterization: Frog is a round character. In each of these short stories his character is more developed and we learn more about his personality. Each story is different enough that we are able to see a different side of his personality that we may not have been able to see with a different plot line. I like the way that the author develops this character because we are able to learn a lot about him and how he might act in many different situations.
Media: Ink pen and watercolor.
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LibraryThing member bwilhelm09
Genre: This is a fantasy because animals such as Frog and Toad cannot actually talk in the real world. They do many activities, such as cooking or flying a kite, that animals cannot do. They stick together throughout the book and work together to fly a kite, they clean together, tell scary stories
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at night, and even talk about how greatful they are to have each other as friends.

Rating: 5

Media: colored pencil
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LibraryThing member JNino
This book talks about the friendship between frog and toad. This is a series but in this book we follow them while they fly kites, and celebrate toads birthday. A great book to use with emergent readers, talks a lot about friendships and what two great buds can do together.
LibraryThing member Hayley.Tuttle
Frog and Toad books were some of my favorites growing up. This book is great for young readers because of the simplicity of it.
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Arnold Lobel's fourth and final collection of stories devoted to the doings of that amphibian pair, Frog and Toad - previous titles include: Frog and Toad Are Friends, Frog and Toad Together, and Frog and Toad All Year - this charming beginning reader was, together with its companions, one of my
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absolute favorites as a young girl. Like the other collections, Days With Frog and Toad contains five brief stories, each of which highlights the very different characters of the two friends, and how those differences play out in their relationship with one another.

In Tomorrow, we see an indolent Toad spurred to action in his cleaning, not by Frog's observations of his house, but by a desire to make the following day a work-free experience. Frog convinces Toad to keep trying, in The Kite, despite the ridicule of some local robins, who have him convinced that their effort to fly a kite is doomed to failure. Shivers depicts the delights of a well-told ghost story (concerning the Old Dark Frog), when shared around a cozy fire, while The Hat sees Frog resorting to another of his stratagems (see Spring, in Frog and Toad Are Friends, for another example of this), when his gift to Toad isn't quite the thing. Finally, companionship and solitude are explored in Alone, when Frog goes off to meditate, and a worried Toad follows after him.

Delightfully humorous - in a subtle, rather than a slapstick style - with moments both poignant and entertaining, these tales can be read again and again with pleasure - something that is not entirely accidental, I imagine, given their status as "beginning readers." The artwork is appealing, in both its simplicity and expressiveness - I particular like the final scene, in this final Frog and Toad book, in which the two friends sit quietly together on a rock, staring out across the river - and greatly adds to the charm of the text. All in all: a real winner!
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LibraryThing member dylrmstd
Days with Frog and Toad offers a great story of what friendship means. I liked this book because it teaches life lessons and is humorous and I would use it in my classroom to present those life lessons and show what true friendship is. The theme that I think this book best represents is friendship
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and is probably suitable for the 2nd and 3rd grades.
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LibraryThing member Chelz517
Days with Frog and Toad is a chapter book filled with individual stories of the day to day adventures of the two friends. Each individual story has a different main idea and different plot. These stories are fun and takes the reader through similar feelings that the reader may be going through as
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well. The wonderful thing about the Frog and Toad series such as this book, is that each story a child or student has been through a similar situation. This makes each story and book easy for children to relate to., which helps make these books great literature to read.
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LibraryThing member ChengYenLee
This book is about the friendship between frog and toad. One day toad got a note from frog about being alone. Toad was worried, because he thought frog did not want to be friends with him anymore. Toad really wanted to know what happened to frog and so the story goes on.
This is a good book to talk
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about friendship; moreover, it is a good example of being alone for any other reason.
This is a good book for 3rd and 4th grade.
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LibraryThing member KaylaWatson
Great book about friendship. Easy for kids who are practicing reading.




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