Saturday, May 18, 2013

Happy birthday, Arnold Lobel!
Arnold Lobel wrote some of our favorite books -  Frog and Toad, Mouse Tales, Grasshopper on the Road -  and nearly 100 others. Mr. Lobel, a Caldecott and Newbery Award winning illustrator & author, would have been 80 years old on May 22nd. He passed away in 1987. 

In celebration of Mr. Lobel and his work, next Wednesday, the 22nd, all Arnold Lobel books will be 25% off. 

What is your favorite Arnold Lobel book?

Arnold Lobel is best remembered for his classic series of Frog and Toad books: Frog and Toad Are Friends (1970), Frog and Toad Together (1972), Frog and Toad All Year (1976), and Days with Frog and Toad (1979). Appealing animals populate most of his books, including A Zoo for Mister Muster (1962) and Fables, (1980) a collection of animal tales, which won the Caldecott Medal. He also wrote poetry (Whiskers and Rhymes, 1986), folktales (Ming Lo Moves the Mountain, 1982), and nonsense books (The Book of Pigericks, 1984). With his wife, Anita Lobel, also a children's book writer and illustrator, he collaborated on several books, including How the Rooster Saved the Day (1977), A Treeful of Pigs (1979), and The Rose in My Garden (1984). He also illustrated The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983) and The Random House Book of Mother Goose (1986). Arnold Died in December 4, 1987.

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