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The Frogs and Toads All Sang

by Arnold Lobel

color by Adrianne Lobel


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The Frogs and Toads All Sang

by Arnold Lobel

color by Adrianne Lobel

Reviewed July 21, 2009.
HarperCollins, 2009. 29 pages.

This book is based on a discovered treasure -- a little handmade book that Arnold Lobel had given to Crosby Bonsall as a Christmas gift long ago. The book was black and white, so for this delightful picture book version, his own daughter filled in the drawings with color.

The frogs and toads in this book were created before The famous and beloved Frog and Toad. The book consists of ten short, sweet, and silly poems, each including frogs, toads, or polliwogs.

There's nothing profound or tremendously significant here. But somehow, the poems beg to be read aloud. And when you finish reading the book, I am quite sure you will be smiling.

Very nice. And a lovely discovered legacy from a much-beloved author.