StoryWalk at the French Art Colony

The Library's new StoryWalk title is now on display at the French Art Colony.

Our title for July is Frog vs. Toad written and illustrated by Ben Mantle.

Frog and Toad live in the swamp and one thing that they know is that they are NOTHING alike.

When they both go after the same tasty fly - and the fly calls them both frogs - the squabbling begins.

Frog and Toad trade insults back and forth over who is better:

"I'm so much cleverer than YOU, Frog taunted."

"I'm so much stronger that YOU, bragged Toad."

Soon all the amphibians in the swamp join in the battle and become so busy fighting that they fail to notice a giant, hungry reptile approaching.

"Frogs? Toads? You all taste the same to me, because all you pea-brains are related."

Will Frog and Toad accept each other as family in time to get away from the hungry alligator (or is he a crocodile?)?

Read the book to find out!

To learn more about author and illustrator Ben Mantle, visit this website.

Listen to a read-aloud version of Frog vs. Toad (YouTube): 

Our next StoryWalk will be available the beginning of August.

StoryWalk is a way for children and adults to enjoy both the great outdoors and great children's books. Follow the pages of the story as you walk from frame to frame along the path. StoryWalk promotes literacy, physical activity, and parent/caregiver involvement.

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.