Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
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Frog and Toad Are Friends audiobook by Arnold Lobel is an American children picture book published in the year 1970. The story is about two amphibian friends- Frog and Toad- who enjoy life together. The story opens with Frog rushing to Toad’s house during spring season in April.
Toad has been sleeping since November and refuses to wake up and asks Frog to wake him up when the month of May comes. Frog sees that Toad has not changed the calendar from November, so he rips up the pages to April and makes Toad wake up. Both of them then go out together to enjoy the beauty of spring and nature.
One day Frog is not feeling well and is helped to bed by Toad. Frog asks Toad to tell a story. Toad is unable to tell him a story. After some time Frog feels better and he asks Toad to get into the bed so that he can tell him a story. Frog starts telling a story to Toad which helps him to go into a sound sleep. One day Frog and Toad go for a swim. Frog goes naked while Toad wears a bathing suit.
Toad tells Frog not to look at him because he is looking funny in the bathing suit. While they were swimming, a turtle comes along and Toad asks Frog to tell the turtle to leave. Frog requests the turtle to leave and tells him the reason for the same, but the turtle along with few of his friends want to see Toad in the bathing suit. Toad decides to stay in the water till everyone leaves, he comes out when he catches cold. Everyone including Frog laughs at him in the bathing suit.
Frog and Toad Are Friends audiobook by Arnold Lobel is a thoroughly enjoyable book for the children. Toad and Frog are friends and their friendship and mutual respect is evident in every chapter of the book.
The writing is basic without being too childish and the story is illustrated with sketches which will enable the children to grasp the stories better. The characters share very real feelings for each other. This is a must-read book for all children.