Thursday, April 4, 2013

The One About D - Days with Frog and Toad

Come on, you know Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel.  It's a classic.  And yes, I am aware it is also a part of a series!  :)

If you don't have your own copy, I'm sure you've seen it in a Reading curriculum as it is often included in many different ones.  I know the curriculum I use has it.  It's the next lesson in fact.  Well, after our 2 weeks of Achievement Testing.  But that's a topic for another post.  Back to "D".

Frog and Toad.  Two friends.  Always together.  Always there for each other.  This is always one of the first "chapter" books that I read to the kids.  The "chapters" are short and easy to read, each like a little mini-story within the actual book.  This also makes for a quick read with easy places to pause if needed.

Now, I'll be honest with you.  I enjoy this book, but it is not one of my all-time favorites.  Gasp!  I know.  I do like it, very much.  But I include it more because it is a classic.  They're also a good read when you're talking about friendship and what that means.  Frog and Toad are different.  They look different and they act different.  But that doesn't keep them from having fun together as friends.

So, what about you?  Your thoughts on Days with Frog and Toad or any of the Frog and Toad books.  Yes?  No?  Classic or pass?  Is there a book that you enjoy but is not your favorite, yet you include it because of its "classic" status?

Thanks for hopping by.        

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE Frog and Toad. I love the language and the stories and that the children can read a "chapter book" but each chapter is a complete story.

    Great theme. Good luck with the a to z challenge.

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    1. Thanks! That is the best part for me too!

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  2. I loved these books as a kid and I loved reading to my kids!

    Great choice.

    --
    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side and The Witch
    Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it with your kids!

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