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City Dog, Country Frog

City Dog, Country Frog

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In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. "You'll do," Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock. In winter, things change for City Dog and Country Frog. Come spring, friendship blooms again, a little different this time.

Mo Willems' spare, poignant text and Jon J. Muth's expressive watercolors team up to tell a story that will resonate with readers of all ages.

Author: Mo Willems
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Published: 06/08/2010
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.24lbs
Size: 10.30h x 10.20w x 0.45d
ISBN: 9781423103004
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 137464 / City Dog, Country Frog

Award: North Carolina Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Virginia Readers Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: Nevada Young Readers' Award - Nominee
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Keystone to Reading Book Award - Nominee
Award: Charlotte Award - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Florida Children's Book Award - Honor Book
Award: Grand Canyon Reader Award - Nominee
Award: Colorado Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Ladybug Picture Book Award - Nominee
Award: Beehive Awards - Nominee
Award: New England Book Award - Winner
Award: California Young Reader Medal - Nominee
Award: Charlotte Zolotow Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 03/15/2010 pg. 48
School Library Journal 05/01/2010 pg. 94
Kirkus Review - Children 05/15/2010
Publishers Weekly 05/24/2010 pg. 50
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2010
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2010 pg. 97
New York Times Book Review 07/18/2010 pg. 14
New York Times Book Review 07/25/2010 pg. 18
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2011 pg. 14
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2010 pg. 318 - Superior,Well Above Average
Publishers Weekly Best Books 11/08/2010 pg. 32
BookPage 07/01/2010

About the Author
Mo Willems ( is New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of picture books and early readers that have changed the face of children's literature. He has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions, and two of his Elephant and Piggie early readers have received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal. His most recent picture book is Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, of which Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books wrote: Willems continues to be a master at conveying an amazing amount of emotion and humor using . . . minimal elements in a starred review. This is the first book he has written and not illustrated.

Jon J Muth is the author and artist of the New York Times best-seller and Caldecott Honor book, Zen Shorts. He has illustrated many award-winning books, including another New York Times best-seller, A Family of Poems, by Caroline Kennedy He is also the writer and illustrator of The Three Questions, which the New York Times called quietly life changing.
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