Frog and Toad /  вак и ∆аб. 3-4 классы - Ћобел јрнольд

Frog and Toad /  вак и ∆аб. 3-4 классы
јрнольд Ћобел

ј. ¬. Ўитова


Young Readers' Club
¬ этом сборнике вы найдЄте двадцать коротких историй о двух неразлучных друзь€х.  вак и ∆аб живут по соседству и провод€т всЄ врем€ вместе. ќптимистичный и отзывчивый  вак всегда поддерживает своего наивного, бо€зливого и чуточку ленивого друга ∆аба. ¬месте они воспитывают в себе силу воли, развивают упорство и терпение, укрепл€ют веру в себ€, что помогает им смело преодолевать все трудности.





Arnold Lobel / јрнольд Ћобел

Frog and Toad /† вак и ∆аб

 нига дл€ чтени€ на английском €зыке в 3Ц4 классах общеобразовательных учебных заведений

јдаптаци€ и словарь: ј. ¬. Ўитова





© Ўитова ј. ¬., адаптаци€, словарь, 2014

© ќќќ Ђјнтологи€ї, 2014





Spring


Frog ran to ToadТs house. He knocked on the door. There was no answer.



УToad, Toad,Ф cried Frog, Уwake up! It is spring!Ф

УNo,Ф said Toad from inside the house.

УToad, Toad,Ф cried Frog. УThe sun is shining! The snow is melting. Wake up!Ф

УI am not here,Ф said the Toad.

Frog walked into the house. It was dark. All the windows were closed.

УToad, where are you?Ф cried Frog.

УGo away,Ф said Toad from a corner of the room.

Toad was sleeping in bed. He pulled the blanket over his head. Frog pushed Toad out of bed. He pushed him out of the house. Toad looked at the bright sun.

УHelp!Ф said Toad. УI cannot see anything.Ф








УDonТt be silly,Ф said Frog. УWhat you see is the warm sun of April. And we begin a new year together, Toad! We will jump through the meadows and run through the woods and swim in the river. In the evenings we will sit here and look at the stars.Ф

УYou can look at them, Frog,Ф said Toad. УI am too tired. I am going back to bed.Ф

Toad went back into the house. He got into the bed and pulled the blanket over his head again.

УBut, Toad,Ф cried Frog, Уyou will miss all the fun!Ф

УListen, Frog,Ф said Toad. УHow long did I sleep?Ф

УYou slept since November,Ф said Frog.

УWell,Ф said Toad, Уthen I need a little more sleep. Come back and wake me up in May. Good night, Frog.Ф

УBut, Toad,Ф said Frog, УI will be lonely until May.Ф

Toad did not answer. He was already asleep.



Frog looked at ToadТs calendar. There was still the November page. Frog tore off the November page. He tore off the December page. And the January page, the February page, and the March page. Then there was the April page. Frog tore off the April page, too.



Then Frog ran back to ToadТs bed.

УToad, Toad, wake up. It is May now!Ф

УWhat?Ф said Toad. УHow can it be May so soon?Ф

УYes,Ф said Frog. УLook at your calendar!Ф

Toad looked at the calendar. There was the May page.

УOh, it really is May!Ф said Toad and got out of bed.

Then he and Frog ran outside to see how the world looked in the spring.




The Story


One day in summer Frog was ill.

Toad said, УFrog, you look green.Ф

УBut I always look green,Ф said Frog. УI am a frog.Ф

УToday you look very green even for a frog,Ф said Toad. УGet into bed and rest.Ф



Toad made Frog a cup of hot tea. Frog drank the tea, and then he said, УTell me a story while I am in bed.Ф

УOK,Ф said Toad. УLet me think of a story to tell you.Ф

Toad thought and thought. But he could not think of a story to tell Frog.



УI will go out and walk a little,Ф said Toad. УMaybe that will help me to think of a story.Ф

Toad walked for a long time. But he could not think of a story to tell Frog. Then Toad went into the house and stood on his head.

УWhy are you standing on your head?Ф asked Frog.

УI think that if I stand on my head, it will help me to think of a story,Ф said Toad.



Toad stood on his head for a long time. But he could not think of a story to tell Frog. Then Toad poured water over his head.

УWhy are you pouring water over your head?Ф asked Frog.

УI hope that if I pour water over my head, it will help me to think of a story,Ф said Toad.



Toad poured a lot of water over his head. But he could not think of a story to tell Frog. Then Toad began to bang his head against the wall.

УWhy are you banging your head against the wall?Ф asked Frog.

УI hope that if I bang my head against the wall hard enough, it will help me to think of a story,Ф said Toad.



УI feel much better now, Toad,Ф said Frog. УI do not think I need a story anymore.Ф

УThen you get out of bed and now I will get into it,Ф said Toad, Уbecause now I feel terrible.Ф



Frog said, УWould you like me to tell you a story, Toad?Ф

УYes,Ф said Toad, Уif you know one.Ф



УOnce upon a time,Ф said Frog, Уthere were two good friends, a frog and a toad. The frog was ill. He asked his friend the toad to tell him a story. The toad could not think of a story. He walked around, but he could not think of a story. He stood on his head, but he could not think of a story. He poured water over his head, but he could not think of a story. He banged his head against the wall, but he could not think of a story. Then the toad felt terrible, and the frog felt better. So the toad went to bed and the frog got up and told him a story. The end. How was that, Toad?Ф said Frog.



But Toad did not answer. He was asleep.




A Lost Button


Toad and Frog went for a long walk.

They walked across a big meadow. They walked in the woods. They walked along the river. At last they went back home to ToadТs house.

УOh, no!Ф said Toad. УMy feet hurt, and I also lost one of the buttons on my jacket.Ф

УDonТt worry,Ф said Frog. УWe will go back and find your button.Ф



They walked back to the big meadow. They looked for the button in the grass.



УHere is your button!Ф cried Frog.

УNo,Ф said Toad, Уthat is not my button. That button is black. My button was white.Ф And Toad put the black button in his pocket.



A sparrow flew down from a tree.

УExcuse me,Ф said Sparrow. УDid you lose a button? I found one.Ф

УNo,Ф said Toad, Уthat is not my button. That button has two holes. My button had four holes.Ф And Toad put the button with two holes in his pocket.



They went back to the woods and looked on the paths.

УHere is your button!Ф cried Frog.

УNo,Ф said Toad, Уthat is not my button. That button is small. My button was big.Ф And Toad put the small button in his pocket.



A raccoon came out from behind a tree.

УExcuse me,Ф said Raccoon. УI heard that you lost a button. Here is the one I just found.

УNo,Ф said Toad, Уthat is not my button! That button is square. My button was round.Ф And Toad put the square button in his pocket.



Frog and Toad went back to the river. They looked for the button in the mud.

УHere is your button!Ф cried Frog.

УNo,Ф said Toad, Уthat is not my button! That button is thin. My button was thick.

And Toad put the thin button in his pocket. He was very angry. He jumped up and down.

УThe world is full of buttons, but they are not mine!Ф cried Toad.



Toad ran home and shut the door. There on the floor, he saw his white, big, round, thick button with four holes.

УOh!Ф said Toad. УIt was here all the time. So much trouble I made for Frog!Ф



Toad took all of the buttons out of his pocket and sewed them all on his jacket.

The next day Toad gave his jacket to Frog. Frog thought that it was beautiful. He put it on and jumped for joy. None of the buttons got lost. Toad sewed them on very well.




A Swim


Toad and Frog went to the river.

УWhat a day for a swim,Ф said Frog.

УYes,Ф said Toad. УI will go behind the rocks and put on my bathing suit.Ф

УI donТt wear a bathing suit,Ф said Frog.

УBut I do,Ф said Toad.



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