It's April, and Frog is looking forward to a whole year of happy times with his best friend, Toad. If only Toad would agree to wake up from his long winter nap! In the first of five short stories, clever Frog finds a way to rouse his sleepy friend. And as children will soon see, theirs is a marvelous friendship. When Frog doesn't feel well, Toad tries to tell him a story. When Toad loses a button, Frog helps him look for it. When Toad goes swimming in his funny bathing suit, Frog tries not to laugh, and when Toad is sad because he never gets any mail, Frog knows just what to do. Named a Caldecott Honor Book for its appealing green-and-brown illustrations, Frog and Toad Are Friends invites beginning readers to celebrate the wonder of friendship in happy stories they can read by themselves. Among Caldecott Medalist Arnold Lobel's many books for children are three others about Frog and Toad, including the Newbery Honor Book Frog and Toad Together.