Arnold Lobel is widely recognized for his "I-Can-Read" books for beginning readers. In addition to these works, he also illustrated and wrote many picture books such as HOW THE ROOSTER SAVED THE DAY, created with his then wife, Anita Lobel. Lobel won the Caldecott Medal in 1981 for his book FABLES. He will be remembered particularly for his books featuring amphibian pals Frog and Toad, such as FROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS and DAYS WITH FROG AND TOAD.
From the Publisher
Whether gardening together or baking cookies, Frog and Toad are the best of friends. Five short vignettes about their special friendship are together in this early reader classic. In "The Garden", Toad learns that gardening requires a lot of hard work and a lot of patience, and in "Cookies", the pair tries very hard not to eat all the cookies. Three-color illustrations accompany the text of this beginning-reader book. A 1973 Newbery Honor Book.
One morning Toad sat in bed "I have many things to do," he said. "I will write them all down on a list so that I can remember them."