Fragile Frog

Fragile Frog

by Wil Mara, John R. Quinn
     
 
In this fascinating account, herpetologist William P. Mara describes the life of the Pine Barrens treefrog and its struggle to survive its most powerful enemy--humankind. Beautiful illustrations and full-color photographs heighten the readers' appreciation of this tiny, beautiful animal.

Overview

In this fascinating account, herpetologist William P. Mara describes the life of the Pine Barrens treefrog and its struggle to survive its most powerful enemy--humankind. Beautiful illustrations and full-color photographs heighten the readers' appreciation of this tiny, beautiful animal.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Wendy Keen
The effects of pollution and ozone damage upon the future of a species, and what this means for human survival becomes evident when you understanding the nature of the endangered Pine Barren treefrog. Mara uses clear and simple explanations to create a lively narrative. Highlighted by Quinn's realistic illustrations and a series of vibrant photographs, The Fragile Frog is both a useful reference tool and an effective argument for species preservation.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-This concisely written introduction focuses on the Pine Barrens treefrog, now found in only five states, in Eastern and Southeastern U.S. The text briefly describes the physical characteristics of frogs in general while also discussing the special characteristics, life-cycle, and environmental needs of this rare species. The book outlines the theories scientists have developed to explain its decline and gives information on four other endangered (or extinct) amphibians in the U.S. Bits of miscellaneous information about frogs and toads frequently appear in small green print in the margins. Ten mediocre-quality full-color photos, along with some assorted pen-and ink-drawings and diagrams, appear throughout. A number of the shots of the wetlands habitat are taken at too far a distance to show any details and only a few closeups are included. Good general information on frogs is widely available in Elizabeth Lacey's The Complete Frog (Lothrop, 1989) or D. M. Souza's Frogs, Frogs, Everywhere (Carolrhoda, 1995), which also briefly discusses the problem of diminishing species and mentions the Pine Barrens treefrog. Sylvia Johnson's beautifully photographed Tree Frogs (Lerner, 1986) is an excellent introduction to arboreal frogs, but it focuses on Japanese species. The Fragile Frog will be a useful addition to the endangered-animals sections of most collections and will be particularly valuable to libraries located in areas where this rare amphibian resides.-Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807525807
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >