Comments for City Dog, Country Frog
City Dog, Country Frog: 01/27/14
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems is a lovely picture book collaboration between Mo Willems and Jon J. Muth. A city dog (inspired by Willems's own pet) moves to the country and makes friends with a frog. They spend the year playing together until wintertime when the frog has lived out the last of his days.
Jon J. Muth I mostly know for his Zen books which feature quiet lessons by a panda bear, followed with beautifully rendered water colors. Here he manages to bring the right balance of humor and thoughtful reflection on the fleeting nature of life and the value of friendship in that time.
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