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Instead of each page of the book filling the screen on my Kindle the layout is two pages horizontally positioned on the screen. Hence the type is very small and hard to read. There may be a way to fix that, I just don't know what it is. We love Arnold Lobel books and have some in softcover. I will go back to that format.
This is one of the most cherished children's books in our house. Our kids loved these stories and now the grandchildren do as well. We still yell "You are clean enough now!" through the bathroom door when our daughter is in the shower for too long. SHE knows what we mean! The best stories are the ones that tickle the adult reading it as much as the children hearing it. When our kids got older, they read it to themselves. It helped that they already knew it by heart.
These are really strong stories to get that little reader going strongly. The spacing is really nice so that it's not too confusing to follow along. The illustrations are nice, but not too distracting. The stories are entertaining enough that, as a parent, you won't find yourself overly bored reading these again and again, and they'll want to because the stories are very endearing. Overall, I found this collection of stories to be worth the money and then some!
Stories are wacky. In a good way. I laughed because the stories were just almost nonsense in an alice in wonderland way. Like the old mouse who hated kids until they gave him chewing gum to hold up his pants. My favorite is the dirty mouse who drowns a town trying to get clean. Everyone is shouting and getting real mad. Finally after he floods the town and everyone is outraged he turns off the water and goes to bed. Ha! Oh and the wind story. Maybe that's my favorite.
I brought this book because it brings good memories of when I was a little girl reading with my father. This was the first book that I would pick up and the two of us would sit on my grandmothers sofa and he would read to me. Then one day when I went to pick up the book he told me to read to him and from there I have been reading since. I wanted to bring the same good memories to my sons. Each short story is easy to comprehend and allows them to let the imagination take flight. Each of the I Can Read Books brings reading to a level that allows the children to enjoy what they are reading. I am sure that your little one will love this book too.
We love Frog and Toad and had high hopes for this book. We were nt disappointed. Lobel was a children's book expert and this book is immensely rereadable. I would recommend the Audible audio versions too. Lobel reads them himself and we can't get enough of him.