Friday, August 12, 2011

Frog and Toad - Cookies

While we were taking our first taste of our star cookies earlier this week, my son suddenly says, "We must stop eating these cookies!" Instead of having my conscience pricked (it was only our first bite!) I realized he must be quoting one of our favorite books. Arnold Lobel has written a number of our favorite books, but  Frog and Toad tops the list. I've heard so many people mention that they grew up loving these two friends.
The cookies story is in the second book, "Frog and Toad Together". Toad bakes some cookies and brings them over to Frog so he can see how delicious they are. In order to stop themselves from eating too many they try putting the cookies away in more and more complicated ways, realizing each time that they can always go get them and eat more. Frog finally solves the problem by feeding them to the birds. But, in a classic exposé of human nature, Toad goes off huffily to do some more baking. So much for will power and our own solutions!


  1. Sometimes the best solution is to either bake only a small batch or be sure that the young people will be coming over to eat most of them. :-) But I love how he recalls lines from his stories!

  2. Tamara! You simply MUST go right this instant to Amazon (or maybe iTunes) and purchase the CD or MP3s for the musical, "A Year with Frog and Toad." There is a song on there based on the Cookies story, and it rocks our family's world. We sing it to each other all the time. In fact, I may burst into warbling song right now. Beware!

  3. What a great song, Hannah! I just went and heard it for the first time. Too bad I'm not there to hear your warbling because I would surely join in! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I remember growing up reading this book!!

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