City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems

Schema: seasons

Text-to-Text Connections: City Mouse, Country Mouse

Life cycle of a frog

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.

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