My Mo Willems fans (mainly kindergarteners and 1st graders) may be in for a bit of a surprise when they read City Dog, Country Frog–a 2012-13 South Carolina Picture Book Award nominee. The text is very easy to read, but the story might just cause a few readers (like myself) to tear up a bit.
City Dog, Country Frog tells the story of an unlikely friendship and how that friendship progresses through one year. The text and illustrations present a simple, happy relationship that will change throughout the seasons. Even the ending, which I though was a little heart-breaking, offered readers a chance to remember old friends and make new ones.