A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
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Friday, August 24, 2012

213. Days With Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel

Days With Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel (US) - (Canada) - (Kindle)
Frog and Toad (book 4)

Pages: 200
Ages: 5+
Finished: Aug. 2, 2012
First Published: 1979
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: children, easy reader, animal fantasy
Rating: 5/5

First sentence: "Toad woke up"

Publisher's Summary:  "Frog and Toad enjoy spending their days together. They fly kites, celebrate Toad's birthday, and share the shivers when Frog tells a scary story. Most of all, they have fun together—every day of the year."

Acquired:  Purchased a new copy from a homeschool retailer quite some time ago.

Reason for Reading:  Next in the series.  Ds read aloud as his reader.

I can't say much more than I have already said with the previous three books in this series.  This was the last one published but it does not matter which order you read them in.  Once again Lobel proves that the perfect children's book transcends all ages.  Ds and I had a great laugh at the antics of Frog and Toad.  They are just plain silly and yet they ring true with our everyday life.  Frog and Toad each has their own distinct personalities and together they compliment each other.  My favourite story from this book is "Tomorrow" in which Toad, lazing in bed, as always, puts off every single chore until tomorrow and then he starts to worry about what a hectic day he is going to have tomorrow so he gets up and does each chore now so he won't have to do it tomorrow.  The he goes back to bed with a clear mind and no worries!

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