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40 Adorable ‘Frog and Toad Are Friends’ Quotes

Dayna Remus
Sep 22, 2022
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Frog and Toad are great companions, and with the beginning of spring comes new ventures for the duo. Read these 40 quotes to delve deeper into Arnold Lobel's world, "Frog and Toad are Friends."

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The animated children's book "Frog and Toad are Friends" is one of the short stories from the series, "Frog and Toad," written by Arnold Lobel. It delves into the beauty of friendship through its two protagonists and best friends, Frog and Toad.

The story begins with Frog, determined to have his friend enjoy the beginning of spring with him and trying to wake up his reluctant companion. Finally, he manages to get Toad out of bed, and the duo enjoys spring together. From searching for lost buttons, going swimming, and being there for one another, they show kids what true companionship is.

For an even deeper peek into the tale, read these 40 quotes by Frog, Toad, and their creator, Lobel.

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Frog's quote: "I wrote 'Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.'" | Image: AmoDays

Frog's quote: "I wrote 'Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.'" | Image: AmoDays

Frog's Quotes

"Toad, Toad, wake up. It is May now." — Frog

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"Why are you banging your head against the wall?" — Frog

"Don't be silly. What you see is the clear warm light of April." — Frog

"Toad, Toad! Wake up. It is spring!" — Frog

"You have been asleep since November." — Frog

Frog's quote: "Once upon a time, there were two good friends: a frog and a toad” | Image: AmoDays

Frog's quote: "Once upon a time, there were two good friends: a frog and a toad” | Image: AmoDays

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"We will skip through the meadows and run through the woods and swim in the river. In the evenings, we will sit right here on this front porch and count the stars." — Frog

"Once upon a time, there were two good friends: a frog and a toad. The frog was not feeling well. He asked his friend the toad to tell him a story. The toad could not think of a story. He walked up and down on the porch, but he could not think of a story. He stood on his head, but he could not think of a story. He poured water over his head, but he could not think of a story. He banged his head against the wall, but he could not think of a story. Then the toad did not feel so well, and the frog was feeling better. So the toad went to bed, and the frog got up and told him a story. The end. How was that, Toad?" — Frog

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"I wrote 'Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.'" — Frog

"But I always look green; I am a frog." — Frog

"The sun is shining! The snow is melting. Wake up!" — Frog

Frog's quote: "We will skip through the meadows and run through the woods and swim in the river. In the evenings, we will sit right here on this front porch and count the stars." | Image: AmoDays

Frog's quote: "We will skip through the meadows and run through the woods and swim in the river. In the evenings, we will sit right here on this front porch and count the stars." | Image: AmoDays

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"What a day for a swim." — Frog

"Yes. Look at your calendar." — Frog

"But, Toad, I will be lonely until then." — Frog

"Would you like me to tell you a story, Toad?" — Frog

"Turtle, you will have to go away." — Frog

Frog's quote: "What a day for a swim." | Image: AmoDays

Frog's quote: "What a day for a swim." | Image: AmoDays

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"I am feeling much better now, Toad. I do not think I need a story anymore." — Frog

Toad’s Quotes

"I hope that if I pour water over my head, it will help me to think of a story." — Toad

"Well then. A little more sleep will not hurt me." — Toad

"Oh. It [the lost button] was here all the time. What a lot of trouble I have made for Frog." — Toad

"Come back and wake me up ... half past May!" — Toad

 Toad's quote: "The whole world is covered with buttons, and not one of them is mine!" | Image: AmoDays

Toad's quote: "The whole world is covered with buttons, and not one of them is mine!" | Image: AmoDays

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"Today, you look very green even for a frog." — Toad

"Why, it is May!" — Toad

"I hope that if I bang my head against the wall hard enough, it will help me to think of a story." — Toad

"I will go out on the front porch and walk up and down. Perhaps that will help me to think of a story." — Toad

"I will have to come out of the water. I am catching a cold." — Toad

Toad's quote: "No one has ever sent me a letter. Every day my mailbox is empty. That is why waiting for the mail is a sad time for me." | Image: AmoDays

Toad's quote: "No one has ever sent me a letter. Every day my mailbox is empty. That is why waiting for the mail is a sad time for me." | Image: AmoDays

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"Help! I cannot see anything." — Toad

″Oh drat. Not only do my feet hurt, but I have lost one of the buttons on my jacket." — Toad

"Frog, you are looking quite green." — Toad

"You can count them, Frog. I will be too tired. I am going back to bed." — Toad

"The whole world is covered with buttons, and not one of them is mine!" — Toad

Toad's quote: "I hope that if I stand on my head, it will help me to think of a story." | Image: AmoDays

Toad's quote: "I hope that if I stand on my head, it will help me to think of a story." | Image: AmoDays

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"No one has ever sent me a letter. Every day my mailbox is empty. That is why waiting for the mail is a sad time for me." — Toad

"What? Can it be May so soon?" — Toad

"You can keep your willpower, Frog. I am going home to bake a cake." — Toad

″Listen, Frog, how long have I been asleep?" — Toad

"I hope that if I stand on my head, it will help me to think of a story." — Toad

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Arnold Lobel Quotes

Arnold Lobel’s quote: "To be making books for children is to be in a sort of state of grace." | Image: AmoDays

Arnold Lobel’s quote: "To be making books for children is to be in a sort of state of grace." | Image: AmoDays

"Winter is beautiful, but bed is better." — Arnold Lobel

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"Books to the ceiling. Books to the sky. My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them." — Arnold Lobel

"All the miles of a hard road are worth a moment of true happiness." — Arnold Lobel

"To be making books for children is to be in a sort of state of grace." ― Arnold Lobel

"I cannot think of any work that could be more agreeable and fun than making books for children." — Arnold Lobel

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Arnold Lobel’s quote: "Books to the ceiling. Books to the sky. My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them." | Image: AmoDays

Arnold Lobel’s quote: "Books to the ceiling. Books to the sky. My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them." | Image: AmoDays

"Frog and Toad Are Friends" was published in 1970 and was awarded the Caldecott Medal the following year. It remains popular today and is perfect for five-year-olds to nine-year-olds.

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Beyond teaching kids about friendship, it is also perfect for helping children improve their reading. The book is a Level 2 book which means it is excellent for early readers because it has longer sentences combined with intriguing material.

While reading is a beautiful way to educate children, it's not the most fun for some, who would instead opt for watching a children's series or movie. "Over the Garden Wall" is a great cartoon show for children and parents to enjoy together. Read these 40 quotes from the animation series.

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