This story, Toado Ponders a Visit, is from the delightful series titled Toado and Friends. This is a touching story that teaches children a valuable life lesson about giving. Young listeners will learn about what the best gift of all to give. As they spend their days trying to think of a perfect gift, they finally realize the best gift they could give is free. The best gift is a gift of self. All books in the series have hidden tributes to Travis Jon Brooks, Toado and Polly's brother, who died in infancy. This is what makes these books unique. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Gittelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023748/bk_acx0_023748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First and foremost, I wrote these books so I might leave a legacy to my family. I wrote the book series Toado and Friends over the last 30 years. The books are based on my children and their childhood friends, in a pond setting. Toado is based on my son, Todd, and Polly is his little sister, Mandi. Each book provides an adventure with the pond friends while providing them with a valuable learning experience. Toado always knows the answer, but needs the wise old Turtle, Captain Snap, to put the final spin on things. Polly is his cute little polliwog sister who is always full of innocent questions. Book 1 introduces the characters and teaches a little lesson to always be aware of your surroundings. Toado's very best friend is Buddy; a multi colored butterfly. Sally and Mandy are salamanders and are very best friends. Other friends are: Scout, the humorous and hyper little dragon fly; Lucky, the tattletale goldfish; and Ick, the scholarly inch worm. In each book, there are also hidden tributes to little Travis, Todd, and Mandi's baby brother, who died at age four and a half months. The hidden tributes to Travis are in the writing or the illustrations. Everyone will have fun trying to figure out where each tribute is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Gittelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023751/bk_acx0_023751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.