City Dog, Country Frog is a lovely, episodic picturebook that will affect every reader, no matter their age or life experience. With just three characters and about 330 words, Willems has composed a story of friendship as warm and touching as any I’ve ever read—children’s or adult’s. Basically the story of a rambunctious young dog and a more “worldly wise” frog, his oh so subtle intergenerational theme will not confuse youngsters but adds poignancy for adult readers.
Better known for his yuck-a-page easy readers, Willems has moved on here to a multi-leveled tale with slightly dreamy, “just right” illustrations. I’d highly recommend City Dog, Country Frog as a charming addition to any grandparent’s “cuddle up” library for sharing with a special moment with their own “city dog.”
Posted by: Eileen