Amphibians: Tree Frogs, Mud Puppies and Other

Amphibians: Tree Frogs, Mud Puppies and Other

by Daniel Gilpin
     
 

Describes the physical characteristics of amphibians, along with their habitats, behaviors, methods of moving around, feeding habits, and life cycles. Various species are highlighted.See more details below

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Describes the physical characteristics of amphibians, along with their habitats, behaviors, methods of moving around, feeding habits, and life cycles. Various species are highlighted.

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Did you know that yellow-bellied toads roll over to show poisonous warning colors on their bellies? And that when danger threatens, a common toad can inflate itself so that it stands on tiptoe? The photographs to go along with these amazing facts certainly draw the reader's attention. Tree frogs and mud puppies belong to the amphibia class in the Chordata phylum. The variety of amphibians is just amazing. This book discusses the large diversity of amphibians, a typical amphibian's body, ancient amphibians, and an amphibian's skin and senses. It discusses hiding and warning, movement, prey, courtship, strange breeders, and the life-cycle. Information is also included about salamanders and caecilians, newts, tree frogs and other types of frogs, toads, giants, survival tactics, and amphibians in danger. This book is filled with colorful, dramatic photos of amphibians. The pages are well organized and the text is interesting and yet written in clear language without talking down to the reader. The back matter contains an index, a bibliography, some web information, a glossary, and a chart for animal classification. This book is part of Compass Point Books' "Animal Kingdom Classification" series, which includes the titles Centipedes, Millipedes, Scorpions and Spiders; Ant Lions, Wasps and Other Insects; and Tree Frogs, Mud Puppies and Other Amphibians. 2005, Compass Point Books, Ages 7 to 10.
—Sally J. K. Davies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756512491
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Families Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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