Letter from Ursula Nordstrom regarding Frog and Toad Are Friends

This humorous letter from 1970 was written by Ursula Nordstrom, head of the U.S. Harper Children’s division, to Frog and Toad Are Friends author and illustrator Arnold Lobel. But it wasn’t always “Frog and Toad”—there was a time, as this letter shows, that the editorial team was trying to decide between “Frog and Toad” and “Toad and Frog.” Here, Nordstrom playfully asks Lobel to make a choice.

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