Text-to-Text Connections: City Mouse, Country Mouse
This book is a great one to show the seasons. During the season of winter, frog does not come out to play. He could be hibernating since frogs do hibernate. I think the reader can read this book on many levels. For the youngest child, the focus on the seasons, hibernation, and playing is enough. For the older reader, a discussion about meeting new friends, coping with change, and enjoying life as it comes to us can happen. Maybe the frog had died, but the reader is not told. I choose to think he is just hibernating and will join dog and chipmunk later.