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Children's LiteratureThis book actually delivers on the series' titular promise of information regarding life cycles. In one of the better books in the series, Kalman and Smithyman take the reader through the many transformations that characterize a frog's life. The authors even introduce readers to the fact that there are many kinds of amphibians, and make clear what characterizes a member of this family. Beyond the diagrams and excellent photographs, the authors also explain the frog's significance as an environmental indicator species. Kalman and Smithyman have made a fine book for a young reader's first exploration of the subject of frogs. The book sustains interest for a continuous read and can be divided by its chapters to follow the development of a child's tadpole. The entire series has inconsistencies between the key terms in bold found within the body of the text and those that are further explained in the glossary. Kalman does make note of this inconsistency, but this note does not excuse its occurrence. This book is part of the "Ciclos de vida" series. 2005, Crabtree Publishing Company, and Ages 6 to 10.