I enjoy reading to my son, and have developed an appreciation for children’s literature. While there are books that my son loves that I don’t (I’m looking at you, Clifford the Big Red Dog), most often we share favorites. City Dog, Country Frog is a book all ages can enjoy. It’s a beautiful story about friendship- how some friendships are unexpected, how friendships can help you grow, and how sometimes friendships change.
And isn’t that representative of life? The real beauty is that all of this is said with so few words. It’s the illustrations and feelings they evoke that speak to the heart. I’ll admit that I have a hard time getting through this book without choking up. Here are a few words from the author about the book: