In this Caldecott Honor book for young readers, Arnold Lobel presents a lovable pair of best buddies. Frog and Toad Are Friends explores the ingredients of friendship: sympathy, tolerance, and humor. Readers will delight in the wonderful illustrations of the five stories that make up this short picture book. The first story begins in April, with Frog awaiting Toad’s awakening from a long nap. Later on, Toad tells his sick pal a story to cheer him up, while another story has Frog refraining from laughing at the sight of Toad in his funny-looking swimsuit. Each episode demonstrates the pleasures and duties that are part of relationships, and readers will fall in love with these two unique characters. Children who enjoy this book can also read Frog and Toad Together, a Newbery Honor book.