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The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (Annotated):
A P.L.A.Y. Nature Activity Story Book
by Karen L. Willard
Join Peter Rabbit and friends on adventures discovering all about Old Mr. Toad and his days spent in and out of the water!
See sample story pages + purchase HERE
More Tadpoles + Toads in motion at PINTEREST HERE.
Karen’s P.L.A.Y.ful preview & P.L.A.Y.-filled activity suggestions.
P.L.A.Y.ful preview (short):
Toad Tales for the Young and Young at Heart ❤
Singing at the Smiling Pool Playground
Old Mr. Toad’s Odd Tongue
P.L.A.Y.-filled companion activity adventure suggestions (long):
- Challenge: Read this lively story of Old Mr. Toad’s adventures with his friends and illustrate each chapter with your one-of-a-kind super special drawings.
- Super Challenge: Using the black and white photos in this P.L.A.Y. book and color photos on this website see if you can discover Old Mr. Toad and his tadpoles and toadlets outdoors near to where you live in late spring and throughout the summer. Remember – toads lay egg strands and frogs lay egg clusters!
- Super-Duper Challenge: Visit Pinterest to see videos of the Toads in action HERE.
Share the smiles by emailing or snail mailing your original drawings of Old Mr. Toad’s adventures to Karen at P.L.A.Y. and perhaps you’ll see them posted up on P.L.A.Y. to pass the fun forward!
Capkins LOVE to be read nature stories AND to P.L.A.Y. outdoors.
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These TOAD-ally awesome books are a highly recommended way to extend your P.L.A.Y. adventures.
This picture book, The Hidden Life of a Toad by Doug Wechsler, compliments The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (Annotated) by providing color photographs and great factual details about the daily changes of the life cycle of a toad.
Mary Holland‘s book Naturally Curious Day-By-Day is a fabulous resource to have on hand if you live in New England or are simply curious about the flora & fauna in the Northeast USA.
Pages 36, 55-57, 73, 118, 159, and 196 specifically share great information about TOADS.
If you’d like to compare toads and frogs then this is a fun (with some facts) frog fairy tale chapter book titled The Prince of the Pond by Donna Jo Napoli. This story is an excellent read aloud with a few characters to add in funny voices if you like. Enjoyable for the whole family!
TOAD Pinterest Board HERE
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