This was one of my favorites. When there'd be a snow day from school and we'd get home from a day of sledding my mom would read this to us while we drank our hot chocolate. It was scary and I remember the big dark frog being even darker and more frightening than he looks now but that's why I remember it and love it! Kids like to be frightened a little bit.
I love the way when Frog asks Toad, "Are you making this up?" Toad answers-- "Maybe yes and maybe no." Then later Frog asks Toad, "did this really happen?" "Maybe it did and maybe it didn't." I love the repetitive use of the word "maybe." It works so nicely.
"They were having the shivers. It was a good, warm feeling."