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Toad Weather

Sandra Markle, Thomas Gonzalez (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/2021)


A young girl, her mother, and her grandma embark on a rainy day adventure in this "engrossing" story of discovery and wonder. Based on the real-life Toad Detour season in Pennsylvania.

"Gonzalez's colorful illustrations, almost photo-realistic yet shimmering with rainy-day mystery, add excitement to an already engrossing story." ―The New York Times

There's nothing to do on a rainy day--or so Ally thinks. But Mama says she's seen something amazing, so despite Ally's misgivings, she sets out on an adventure with her mother and grandmother.

On her journey, she sees all sorts of things: dripping awnings, wet cardboard, splashing cars...but also earthworms, storm drain geysers, and oil slick patterns. And then they turn the corner, just in time to see a big crowd. What's happening?

Lyrical text from Sandra Markle and stunning paintings from Thomas Gonzalez, New York Times best-selling illustrator of 14 Cows for America, tell a captivating, multigenerational story of a toad migration, inspired by the real-life Toad Detour in Roxborough, Pennsylvania.

Perfect for conservation, ecosystem and environment, frog and toad, and nature studies. Available in eBook


Parents' Choice Recommended Award ―Parents' Choice Foundation
Green Earth Book Award (Short List, Picture Book) ―The Nature Generation

Also available from Thomas Gonzalez:
14 Cows for America
Life in a Frozen World

Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561458189, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2015