Frog and Toad Are Friends Author:Arnold Lobel First, Toad is sad. He has lost the big, round button from his jacket. But Frog helps him find it. "I'm glad that you're my friend," says Toad to Frog. Then Frog is sad. He is sick in bed and looking green. Toad gives him some tea and tells him a story. "I'm glad that you're my friend," says Frog to Toad.