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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arnold Lobel Narrator: Mark Linn-Baker Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9780061901621
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Welcome to Owl's Cozy home!

Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. But whether Owl is inviting Winter in on a snowy night or welcoming a new friend he meets while on a stroll, Owl always has room for visitors!

Arnold Lobel's beloved Level 2 I Can Read classic was created for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor, a Caldecott Honor, ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.

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Quotes & Awards

  • An ALA Notable Book for Children
  • An ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • A School Library Journal Best Book

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emilee M. | 1/23/2014

    " This book was a little bit boring but it was a nice book to show relationships and missing those you love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Brandstetter | 1/19/2014

    " EL Skills - Letter knowledge, phonological awareness & narrative skills. This is a magical book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 1/11/2014

    " Each chapter has a different theme. This could confuse kids, but they could understand it. I didn't like the story, but kids might. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 1/10/2014

    " Good little reader for my 7 year old boy. He definitely enjoyed it - he got into the stories (some more than others) and even cracked up a time or two. He enjoyed the illustrations and did a great job reading through this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Margolies | 1/6/2014

    " Another amazing Arnold Lobel book - such a shame that he died so young. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 12/20/2013

    " I loved the hope and optimism. It's a very good book for young readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randie | 12/4/2013

    " Mother and Father Elephant are lost at sea, so Uncle Elephant cares for his nephew until they are found. This book is a series of short chapters that are sure to keep learning readers engaged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leyla | 12/2/2013

    " Great, but not for my three-year-old :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 8/31/2013

    " 9 Stories--great, but not quite as good as Frog and Toad (elephant expressions are harder to draw, perhaps?) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 8/8/2013

    " Author of Frog and Toad. Little elephants parents get lost at sea so Uncle Elephant comes to take care of him. They spend wonderful days together and then the parents are found "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 6/22/2013

    " Beginning Reader Book: Sweet story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marykima | 3/8/2013

    " Amazing story, little sad, but striking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 1/7/2013

    " Beginning Reader. I thought this was a cute story, but i'm not sure that it would really catch the interest of many children. You can tell that it is an older story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 7/3/2012

    " I thought this story was just ok. I thought it was weird how the uncle came when the parents were thought to be dead and no one seemed to care about the parents. I am glad that the parents did not die, but it was puzzling to think that no one was sad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 5/1/2012

    " a good early reader "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle Miskin | 1/7/2012

    " Cute story. Child Elephant connects with his old uncle elephant. Easy read. Kind of long. Shows a good relationship. Uncle elephant is a good role model "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 11/14/2011

    " I love Arnold Lobel! Pair this with a nonfiction elephant book for a good fiction/nonfiction lesson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 10/27/2011

    " I liked the part where Uncle Elephant was good. I also liked when the momma and dadda went away because they went on a trip. There are all these different stories, and I liked them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/27/2011

    " Cute story! I love reading about adults who go the extra mile to care for children, doing unexpected and silly things to make them smile and be comforted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Devin | 10/24/2011

    " I didn't really like it because it seems like it's going to be a book to help children deal w/ the loss of a loved one but he never talks about it; just entertains the id by distracting him w/ stories, etc. I don't think that's a healty way to cope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 10/7/2011

    " Uncle Elephant takes care of elephant. L. W. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greggd | 7/14/2011

    " Liked it, another solid early reader from Lobel. Read this one aloud, but it would make a good read on your own book for beginning readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randie | 6/18/2011

    " Mother and Father Elephant are lost at sea, so Uncle Elephant cares for his nephew until they are found. This book is a series of short chapters that are sure to keep learning readers engaged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 10/6/2010

    " I loved this touching collection of stories of an uncle elephant and his nephew! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emilee | 8/11/2009

    " This book was a little bit boring but it was a nice book to show relationships and missing those you love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 7/28/2009

    " I liked the part where Uncle Elephant was good. I also liked when the momma and dadda went away because they went on a trip. There are all these different stories, and I liked them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 4/21/2009

    " Beginning Reader. I thought this was a cute story, but i'm not sure that it would really catch the interest of many children. You can tell that it is an older story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 4/15/2009

    " Each chapter has a different theme. This could confuse kids, but they could understand it. I didn't like the story, but kids might. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/12/2008

    " I love Arnold Lobel! Pair this with a nonfiction elephant book for a good fiction/nonfiction lesson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/9/2008

    " Cute story! I love reading about adults who go the extra mile to care for children, doing unexpected and silly things to make them smile and be comforted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/19/2008

    " This was a good family/friendship based book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 6/17/2008

    " I thought this story was just ok. I thought it was weird how the uncle came when the parents were thought to be dead and no one seemed to care about the parents. I am glad that the parents did not die, but it was puzzling to think that no one was sad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Devin | 6/11/2008

    " I didn't really like it because it seems like it's going to be a book to help children deal w/ the loss of a loved one but he never talks about it; just entertains the id by distracting him w/ stories, etc. I don't think that's a healty way to cope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 6/7/2008

    " Author of Frog and Toad. Little elephants parents get lost at sea so Uncle Elephant comes to take care of him. They spend wonderful days together and then the parents are found "

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About the Author
Author Arnold Lobel

Arnold Lobel (1933–1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children’s books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables.

About the Narrator

Mark Linn-Baker has appeared on Broadway in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and Doonesbury. His film and television credits include My Favorite Year, Noises Off, and seven seasons of ABC’s Perfect Strangers.