Bailey, Linda Toads on Toast, 32 pgs. Kids Can Press, 2012. $16.95. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G
Fox is tired of eating the same old big fat toads every night for dinner. He goes to his local bookstore in hopes of finding a cookbook to fix his dinner boredom. Delightedly he discovers a cookbook devoted to toad recipes that suggests young toadlets are the better option for his meal. After he captures a bagful at the pond he must contend with Mama Toad who is intent on rescuing her brood.
This is a well-illustrated tale that will be enjoyed by young children who love a good animal story. Fox’s adventures are silly and the tricks that Mama has up her sleeve will cause giggles. A fun story about family and food that even provides a recipe for the reader to try.
EL (K-3)—ADVISABLE. AEB Social Studies Teacher