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Bedtime Stories for Trying Times
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At home, work, and out in our ever-changing world, we're all just doing our best. In this modern parody, Frog and Toad are here to commiserate and lend some laughter.
Full of wry humor and deep compassion for our modern vulnerabilities, the stories in Frog and Toad Are Doing Their Best perfectly capture the heartwarming authenticity of Lobel’s famous amphibian friends while revealing razor-sharp truths about the world we live in today. Through Frog and Toad, we see the anxieties that are woven throughout our everyday existence, from our well-meaning but often-failed attempts at practicing self-care to our struggle to balance the gifts and burdens of technology. Toad ponders a variety of questionable schemes to pay off his credit cards, while Frog spends too much time scrolling through the newsfeed on his phone. But despite their daily frustrations and existential concerns, they know that having a friend to share life’s burdens makes even the darkest days brighter.
Author Jennie Egerdie is a New York-based Canadian writer, humorist, and performer whose writing has been featured in McSweeney’s, Weekly Humorist, The Belladonna Comedy, Points in Case, and more. Jennie is currently the Assistant Editor for Funny Women, a literary feminist humor column on The Rumpus.
Illustrator Ellie Hajdu's drawing and Illustration style developed from an obsession with crosshatching with thin pens in black and white. She has a great love for things that are weird and funny and loves draw characters portraits and comic strips. When not drawing, she designs toys for the Folkmanis puppet company.
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