History Literature / FrogAndToad

9th Dec '16 12:34:40 PM Gravidef
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Frog and Toad's friendship has several moments where they act like they are closer than they should be. However, their orientation and nature of their friendship is forever shrouded in ambiguity because of the fact that Arnold Lobel died of AIDS complications before he could get the chance to elaborate on the nature of Frog and Toad's relationship.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Frog and Toad's friendship has Toad have several moments where they act more like they are closer partners than they should be. friends. However, their orientation and nature of their friendship is forever shrouded in ambiguity because of the fact that Arnold Lobel died of AIDS complications before he could get the chance to elaborate on the nature of Frog and Toad's relationship.relationship.
** [[WordOfStPaul Lobel's daughter]] has commented that her father came out as gay a few years after he wrote the first Frog and Toad book; she theorizes that writing the book, with its close friends of the same sex, was the beginning of that process for him.
* TheAtoner: Toad, being more prone to losing his temper than Frog, is equally prone to try to find a way to amend his mistakes, be it giving Frog his coat after they spend the day looking for a lost button or being extra kind to his seeds after he yells at them.



* CaretakerReversal: In one of the books, Toad tries to cheer up Frog because he's sick. Frog gets better but then Toad gets sick and Frog takes care of him.

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* CaretakerReversal: In one of the books, Toad tries to cheer up Frog because he's sick. sick, but tires himself out from the effort. By the time Frog gets better but then is feeling better, Toad gets sick and Frog takes care of him. is so exhausted that the two switch places.



* DidNotThinkThisThrough: In "Ice Cream," Frog comments that some ice cream would be just the thing to cool down on a hot summer's day. Toad rushes to the local store and purchases two cones, but fails to accommodate for the sun melting them; by the time he returns to Frog, he's not only covered in melted chocolate, but has picked up various detritus along the way. Once Frog helps him wash off, they realize that they should [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot go to the store together and eat the ice cream there.]]



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Frog and Toad are stated multiple times to have a great friendship even though it the [[Ambiguously Gay "heterosexual" part can reach some low points]] even though they live in separate houses and sleep in separate beds.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Frog and Toad are stated multiple times to have a great friendship even though it the [[Ambiguously Gay "heterosexual" part can reach some low points]] even though friendship, do favors for one another, and stick together through thick and thin. It helps that, beyond Frog mentioning a mother and father from his childhood, there's no reference to any other family or friends beyond a few other woodland creatures they live in separate houses and sleep in separate beds.chat with.



* ObsessedAreTheListmakers: In "The List", a story in ''Frog and Toad Together'', Toad makes a list of things to do and sticks to it so rigidly that when the wind blows the list away, he refuses to chase after it because chasing the list wasn't on his list of things to do. Heck, neither of them feel like they can do ''anything'', because they can't quite remember what was on the list. Eventually, when the sun set, one of them remembers that "go to sleep" was on the list. They write that on the ground, cross it out, and go to sleep right there.

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* ObsessedAreTheListmakers: In "The List", a story in ''Frog and Toad Together'', Toad makes a list of things to do and sticks to it so rigidly that when the wind blows the list away, he refuses to chase after it because chasing the list wasn't on his list of things to do. Heck, neither of them feel like they can do ''anything'', because they can't quite remember what was on the list. Eventually, when the sun set, one of them sets, Toad remembers that "go to sleep" was on the list. They write that on the ground, cross it out, and go to sleep right there.


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* ShrugOfGod: An in-universe example: Frog refuses to reveal if the scary story he tells in "The Shivers" is true or not.
2nd Nov '16 3:50:38 PM Troperr2016
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* Ambiguously Gay: Frog and Toad's friendship has several moments where they act like they are closer than they should be. However, their orientation and nature of their friendship is forever shrouded in ambiguity because of the fact that Arnold Lobel died of AIDS complications before he could get the chance to elaborate on the nature of Frog and Toad's relationship.

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* Ambiguously Gay: AmbiguouslyGay: Frog and Toad's friendship has several moments where they act like they are closer than they should be. However, their orientation and nature of their friendship is forever shrouded in ambiguity because of the fact that Arnold Lobel died of AIDS complications before he could get the chance to elaborate on the nature of Frog and Toad's relationship.
2nd Nov '16 3:50:08 PM Troperr2016
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* Ambiguously Gay: Frog and Toad's friendship has several moments where they act like they are closer than they should be. However, their orientation and nature of their friendship is forever shrouded in ambiguity because of the fact that Arnold Lobel died of AIDS complications before he could get the chance to elaborate on the nature of Frog and Toad's relationship.


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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Frog and Toad are stated multiple times to have a great friendship even though it the [[Ambiguously Gay "heterosexual" part can reach some low points]] even though they live in separate houses and sleep in separate beds.
4th Aug '15 9:14:56 AM Berrenta
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* FrogsAndToads: The main characters of the series are a frog and a toad.
3rd Aug '15 8:43:50 PM albertonykus
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* MouseWorld: Despite being anthropomorphized, frog and toad are realistically sized compared to the other animals in their setting.

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* MouseWorld: Despite being anthropomorphized, frog Frog and toad Toad are realistically sized compared to the other animals in their setting.
3rd Aug '15 8:43:12 PM albertonykus
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* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Frog and Toad wear jackets and trousers, but no shoes.

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* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Frog and Toad wear jackets and trousers, but no shoes. Interestingly, when they go swimming, Toad wears a bathing suit but Frog does not.



%%* MouseWorld

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%%* MouseWorld* MouseWorld: Despite being anthropomorphized, frog and toad are realistically sized compared to the other animals in their setting.



* TalkingAnimal: Essentially all the other animals in the stories ''except'' Frog and Toad. May or may not simply be AnimalTalk, as humans never show up in the series.

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* TalkingAnimal: Essentially all the other animals in the stories ''except'' Frog and Toad.Toad (who are more {{Civilized Animal}}s). May or may not simply be AnimalTalk, as humans never show up in the series.
1st May '15 12:23:02 PM Underveil
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* NothingIsScarier: In Toad's dream, he dreams he is the greatest toad in the world. With each act onstage, Frog gets smaller and smaller until he eventually disappears. Toad realizes he is now alone. He wakes up, and Frog is just fine.
25th Jan '15 10:27:40 AM Orome
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* CrazyPrepared: Toad tries to enact this trope by gathering several items with which to rescue Frog, who Toad imagines to be in great danger. [[spoiler:Frog is just fine.]]
19th Jan '15 11:37:56 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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29th Dec '14 10:27:42 AM TheUnsquished
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There is a musical adaptation called ''Theatre/AYearWithFrogAndToad''. The stories were animated for TheBBC schools programme ''Words and Pictures''.

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There is a musical adaptation called ''Theatre/AYearWithFrogAndToad''. The stories were animated for TheBBC Creator/TheBBC schools programme ''Words and Pictures''.
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