The kids and I went to our community children's theater production of A Year with Frog and Toad this afternoon. We adore the Frog and Toad series of early readers, written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. Before the show there was a lot of speculation about which of the Frog and Toad stories we would be seeing; I'm pleased to report that many of our favorites (Spring; The Letter; The Garden; Cookies; The Surprise) made it in. The kids' favorite number was probably "Cookies," which came on just before the intermission. Coincidentally, I had packed a snack of cookies (no milk) which we ate right afterward. Thus fortified, we happily watched the second act of the show (in which Snail finally delivers the letter Frog sent to Toad in the first act). We liked it! Not as much as the books (of course), but enough to consider buying the soundtrack.
[Favorite Frog and Toad stories which did not make it into A Year With Frog and Toad: A Lost Button and A List. What are your favorites?]