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City Dog, Country Frog

"City Dog, Country Frog" is a story about friendship. City Dog comes to the country on a beautiful spring day and he meets Country Frog. They become friends and explore the different seasons together — as well as friendship, compromise, aging, and loss.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids, Toddlers
Skills: Feelings, friendship
Author: Written By Mo Willems and Illustrated by Jon J. Muth

Discussion Questions

  • How did City Dog and Country Frog become friends?
  • At the start of their friendship, Country Frog tells City Dog that he is “waiting for a friend, but you’ll do.” What does he mean? Does City Dog surprise the Frog?
  • What do the characters learn from each other?
  • Has your child ever missed someone who he/she loves?