City Dog, Country Frog

City Dog, Country Frog

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock to play games with him, but during the winter things change for them both.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781423103004
Branch Call Number: CJ WILLE-M
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Muth, Jon J.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jul 26, 2018

This is a very nice bitter sweet book about the friendship between a city dog and a country frog. As winter approaches the story suggests the end of their friendship. The book is beautifully illustrated with watercolour drawings that are surprisingly vivid and energetic. This is an excellent short story and splendid illustrated picture book.

May 26, 2017

Excellent rhythm so great to read aloud to kids! Beautiful water colour paintings by Jon J. Muth (one of the greatest illustrators of all time). A little bit sad (it made me cry but I'm really sensitive to children's stories) but an overall good message to think about. I'd recommend it for around age 5-8, but depending on the maturity/sensitivity/reading style of the kid. (The writing is simple but the theme seems heavy to me). I highly recommend it, and would like this book to be a permanent part of my bookshelf one day.

Jul 21, 2013

We got this book for our two year old. We thought it might be too mature for him but he loved it. The writing is lyrical and he understood the two friends in the book. It also helped him understand the concept of time and seasons. He really liked teh gorgeous pictures in the book and often pointed to them.

Apr 22, 2013

City Dog Country Frog is about a city dog that goes to the country for the first time and is allowed to run free. While City dog is running free he sees country frog. Country frog is excited to see city dog and becomes friends with city dog. City dog and country frog meet up in the spring and play country frogs games in the country. In the summer city dog and country frog meet up and play city dogs games. Then when spring comes around city dog and country frog meet up to play and their friendship continuously blossoms. However frog becomes tired and grows old. In the winter when city dog goes looking for county frog country frog was not there. Spring comes around again city dog meets a new friend.
City dog country frog is a good book about friendship and I high recommend it. The book explains the friendship between two friends that come from two different worlds.

forbesrachel Jan 03, 2013

Friendship is found, lost, and a new friendship begins. The tale is both sad and heartwarming, and is only made more beautiful because of the watercolours used.

Nov 17, 2011

Mo Willems only writes for a change, but leaves the illustration to Jon J Muth. And it is clear why. Willems's illustration style is more comedic. This story, about friendship and death, needs Muth's watercolours.

Bring Kleenex for this one, as you will tear up at the end of the story. Beautiful.

sit_walk Oct 20, 2010

Beautiful story. Poignant, but lovely.

lilybelle Jul 18, 2010

A lovely book about the growth of an unlikely friendship. The illustrations work perfectly alongside the text and actually stand quite well on their own.

Nonfyction Jul 08, 2010

Fantastic watercolours illustrate this beautiful story book. The book is broken into seasons so it is slightly let down when it reaches "Fall" instead of Autumn.


Add Age Suitability
Apr 22, 2013

kimberlynaomi thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over


Add a Summary
Apr 22, 2013

City dog goes to the country for the first time and meets country frog where a relationship blossoms.


Add a Quote
Apr 22, 2013

“City Dog and Country Frog played until Country Frog was too tired to sniff and fetch and bark anymore. City Dog didn’t stop to eat the snow; he ran straight for County Frogs rock, City Dog looked for County Frog, Country Frog was not there.”


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at TPL

To Top