Frog and Toad are Friends
by Arnold Lobel
Recommended reading ages: 4-8 years
Lexile measure: 400L
Why we recommended
The sweet, playful themes also make the content of Lobel’s book perfect for young children, teaching them the value of friendship, compassion and empathy. The two characters appeal to readers of all ages, who, like Frog and Toad, must overcome daily challenges such as boredom, impatience and embarrassment. Having fallen in love with these funny, relatable characters, young readers will be eager to continue following their adventures — which they will be able to do with the three sequels that also contain five short stories each. The Frog and Toad series are a fantastic choice for any young reader, providing a wealth of accessible, simple tales that will no doubt inspire a love of reading in children, improve their vocabulary, and at the same time teach them important life lessons of friendship and perseverance.
Questions and activities for readers
adapted from Woo! Jr.
Chapter 1: Spring