City Dog, Country Frog

By Mo Willems; Jon J. Muth; Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)
(Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781423103004, 64pp.)

Publication Date: June 2010

List Price: $17.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2010 Kids' Next List
“From a dynamic duo, this is one of those picture books that manages to capture sweet without being saccharine. City Dog becomes friends with Country Frog. Jon J Muth's dreamy watercolors show them playing during spring, summer, and fall. When winter begins, City Dog runs to find Country Frog, but Country Frog isn't there. Spring comes again and City Dog is sitting near Country Frog's rock, when Country Chipmunk finds him, and the reader knows the friendship cycle, like the seasons, will begin all over again.”
-- Rebecca Fabian, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA


Description

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.



About the Author
Mo Willems knows a Good Idea when he sees one. A three-time Caldecott Honor winner (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too), he also won two Geisel Medals and two Geisel Honors for his Elephant and Piggie books. His books are perennial New York Times bestsellers, including Knuffle Bunny Free, Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!, and the Cat the Cat series. Before he turned to making picture books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmys. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.

JON J MUTH has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books including his Caldecott Honor title, "Zen Shorts", which "Kirkus" proclaimed, "As perfect a picture as can be"; and "The Three Questions", which the "New York Times Book Review" called "quietly life-changing." His book "Zen Ties" was a "New York Times" bestseller. He lives in New York State with his wife and four children.

JON J MUTH has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books including his Caldecott Honor title, "Zen Shorts", which "Kirkus" proclaimed, "As perfect a picture as can be"; and "The Three Questions", which the "New York Times Book Review" called "quietly life-changing." His book "Zen Ties" was a "New York Times" bestseller. He lives in New York State with his wife and four children.
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