Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel. This is an excellent read for beginning readers to read independently. I enjoy the simple and relatable language used in the text as well as the short and easy to follow story lines. Children will be able to improve their reading skills considerably because they can do so on their own and use the images and other text for context clues on any words they may not understand.
I believe this book would be great to compare and contrast. Frog and Toad may be friends but they have very different characteristics that would be great to compare and contrast. This book could also be used to compare and contrast the plot and main events from story to story.
Accelerated Reader Level: 2.9