The Frog and Toad books are perfect first "chapter books" for kids developing their reading skills. There are several very short stories in this book, all illustrated. I loved these as a kid, and have them on my list of great, classic books to introduce to my nieces and nephews once they start reading. They are also cool because of course kids like animals, and these books make critters which are often considered "icky" appealing - or at least slightly less alarming.
This one includes stories about baking and gardening, and being brave - and being friends through it all.
Best friends Frog and Toad do everything together, from planting a garden to eating too many cookies to finding out if they are truly brave, but at the end of the day, it’s not their adventures that matter but their strong friendship. This early reader supports children learning to read with large text and simple, poetic sentences. Frog and Toad are charming characters, utterly relatable in their foibles, and rendered appealingly in soft green-and-brown illustrations. Young readers will particular enjoy the sense of familiarity that comes with following these characters through a series of adventures. The book is divided into five stories, each twelve pages and each working perfectly as a standalone story. A Newbery-Honor-winning classic.