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The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad Paperback – July 12, 2010

Book 12 of 20 in the Bedtime Story-Books Series

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 50 pages
  • Publisher: Qontro Classic Books (July 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003VTY0FI
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,285,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965), American author, naturalist and conservationist, wrote popular children's stories including the Old Mother West Wind (1910) series. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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My kids really enjoy reading this story.
Drwamsbooks
These lessons are very descriptive and told in a fun way, amongst the humor of Peter's curiosity.
Darien Summers
My 4 and 5 year old kids loved this story.
curlywhirly

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19 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Old Mr. Toad puzzle's Peter Rabit a LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ferst,he thingk's that Old Mr. Toad's baby's are Grandfather Frog's baby's,then, he see's some food of Old Mr. Toad disoper,but, it is rilley just his SUPER fast tonge! And near the end of the book,Old Mr. Toad is towt a lessn.(If you want to see another ravuw, cheek in Little Joe Otter.) name: Gregor. age: six ,or, 6
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Darien Summers on April 30, 2010
Format: Paperback
Peter Rabbit and his friends return in another one of Burgess' classic children's tales of the animals of the Green Meadows and Green Forest areas. One of those animals, Mr. Toad, takes center stage in this book as he teaches us such lessons like the wisdom of thinking before talking, and thru his own humiliating experience with Buster Bear, the downside of pride.

Mr. Toad prides himself in being very smart, and he takes joy in teaching Peter Rabbit, and thru him, the book's young readers about the habits of toads. One such habit that Peter Rabbit is amazed to learn of is a toad's ability to grab flies straight out of the air with their tongue. These lessons are very descriptive and told in a fun way, amongst the humor of Peter's curiosity. I think children will find lessons such as these entertaining and a fun way to learn.

Mr. Toad is also human (so to speak), and has to deal with the same hindrances that most of the other animals in the forest have to deal with, such as the threat of predators. A not so agreeable character, Mr. Blacksnake, makes his villainous presence known in the book as he tries twice to catch and eat Mr. Toad. Obviously nothing bad happens, but we are reminded that even though this is a children's tale, the animals in the story do have to worry about survival.

I hope you give this book a try, its naturalistic messages and lessons are well constructed and perfect for young growing minds.

Darien Summers, author of The Mischievous Hare, a children's book.
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My 9 year old son says: "It's a good book for children who are just starting to read by themselves with no help. It has the characters from Old Mother West Wind like Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Mr. Black Snake, Reddy Fox. The story was good. There were a bunch of different chapters which sort of were connected to each other. It was definitely worth reading. I learned some, too."
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I read this over her shoulder as she did school and we both really enjoyed it. We have had many conversations about this book while out in nature as well. It is a great book!
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By Guy Bernard on April 19, 2014
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Maybe I am trying to rekindle my youth..a great story with some "how to be a good citizen" lessons accompanied by a little wilderness awareness. This really rates all 5 stars, and we're the pictures included I would have given it all 5 and grumbled that it was being short changed.
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My kids, ages 5 & 7, enjoyed listening as I read this book out loud.
Entertaining for me as well.
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By Victor Schill on August 31, 2013
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Old Mr. Toad is funny and heart warming

My favorite part is when Mr. Toad thinks he's better than everyone else after he had dinner with Buster Bear :)
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By curlywhirly on April 29, 2013
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My 4 and 5 year old kids loved this story. They learned gentle relationship lessons (your friends won't like it if you are prideful snob) as well as great science and nature information. After almost every chapter they wanted me to look up videos of toad or pollywogs, etc. so they could learn more.
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