Monday, November 9, 2009

The Frogs and Toads All Sang

In her introduction to The Frogs and Toads All Sang, Adrianne Lobel talks about receiving a phone call about an estate auction of an old family friend. The sale included books created by her father Arnold Lobel (Frog and Toad series, Fables) as gifts to friends. These books are the source for this new collection of Lobel poems with Adrianne applying the colors to her father's pencil sketches. The illustrations are a precursor to Frog and Toad's adventures.

The Frogs and Toads All Sang would make a fun shared reading experience with K-2 students. You could also adapt the poems and make them into a reader's theater script.

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