Toad on the Road: A Cautionary Tale

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Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Stephen Shaskan
Publisher: Harper
Year: 2017
ISBN: 978006239247
Pages: 32

A little toad hops around in the road, trying to catch a fly. Look out, look out! Driver after driver nearly crash to avoid him, scold him, and warn him of the next oncoming vehicle. Soon, the little toad’s mama comes across the scene, and her loving approach helps him finally get out of the road!

Extremely fun to read aloud, this book has unique word choice, catchy rhymes, and repetitive phrases that get readers involved. Even very young children hear the sing-songy nature of the book and get hooked. The predictable plot structure and clues in the blocky illustrations build anticipation as readers wonder who will show up next and whether the little toad will ever listen! Be prepared to laugh and read this story multiple times in a row.