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Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

Lobel, Arnold

Arnold Lobel Frog and Toad Are Friends
Nightmares Fables

Arnold Lobel, who was born on May 22, 1933, is well-known for his I-Can-Read, Easy Reader, and picture books.

Among his creations are Frog and Toad, whose stories are told in four separate books, and the Caldecott Medal-winning (1981) Fables, original fables written and illustrated by Lobel.

Arnold Lobel studied at the Pratt Institute where he met Anita Kemper, who would become his wife, and together they created How Rooster Saved the Day (1977) and A Treeful of Pigs (1979).

Although he died in 1987, Lobel is remembered for his playful humor and treatment of everyday life.

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