Back of Book:
Frogs, frogs, and more frogs! This exciting survey of the world’s frog species will introduce children to varieties as diverse as the golden poison frog (the planet’s most toxic animal), the Amau frog (so tiny it’s no bigger than a housefly), and the Chinese gliding frog (which can “fly” up to 17 feet)! Their different hunting techniques, preferred foods, body types, and methods of defense are covered, as are the universal basics of the frog life cycle.
One of the science standards in Kindergarten is to teach my students the frog life cycle. I am always on the lookout for well written and researched books that I can use as an introduction to my life cycle unit.
A Frogs Life by Irene Kelly is a fantastic story that teaches readers facts and details about frogs. It begins by discussing that frogs are amphibians and giving readers that definition. The book then goes on to discuss how frogs breath underwater, catch their food and lay eggs. The text is written in an easy to read format that allows readers to clearly comprehend what is being taught to them. The illustrations are scientifically accurate and match the text beautifully. The back of the book has a helpful index, as well as ways that people can help protect frogs. This is a great nonfiction story because it teaches readers so many facts, while still keeping them engaged. A great addition to any classroom or elementary library.
Ages 5 and up
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