BN.com Gift Guide

Frog in a Bog

Overview

Take a peek into an environment loaded with frogs, bugs, birds, and more. Budding naturalists can find bogs all over--maybe even in their own neighborhoods.

A handy field guide in the back helps young readers identify the plants and animals illustrated throughout the book.

Features animals, insects, and plants in a bog.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (15) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $3.26   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Take a peek into an environment loaded with frogs, bugs, birds, and more. Budding naturalists can find bogs all over--maybe even in their own neighborhoods.

A handy field guide in the back helps young readers identify the plants and animals illustrated throughout the book.

Features animals, insects, and plants in a bog.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This combination story and reference text explores the multitude of animal and plant life existent in a bog. The story begins with a frog that hops onto the moss and incites two mosquitoes to fly away. One mosquito lands on a sundew plant and will likely be eaten, and the other rests on a horsetail. And so the story goes until we return to the frog that snatches up a cricket and hops onto a fern. The remaining pages include drawings of insect, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and plants found throughout the earlier pages of the book. This section serves as a sort of field guide that encourages readers to peruse the illustrations (and their backyards) to find these creatures. The text ends with a more scientific description of a bog as well as a list of books and Internet resources available should young readers wish to explore further. The illustrations are done in watercolor and provide realistic depictions of critters and plants one might find in a bog. The story is not extremely complex, but it depicts nicely the natural process of consumption among living things. It is much livelier than a science textbook that might attempt to describe the same concept. 2004, Charlesbridge, Ages 3 to 8.
—Wendy Glenn, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Himmelman leads children through natural events that occur on a typical day in a bog, beginning with a frog hopping into some moss. Simple sentences describe what is happening in the colorful art, reinforcing what is likely evident to children: "The frog hops from a fern and lands with a plop in the moss. Two mosquitoes fly away. One mosquito lands on a sundew. The sundew curls around it." Throughout, readers are introduced to plant, insect, and animal names that may not be commonly known and the idea that some events trigger others. Some classification lessons are included at the end of the book. The watercolor illustrations are definitely a draw: the effect is soft and delicate. Detail is beautifully rendered, and elements of the pictures often spill outside the boundaries of the frames. Back pages offer labeled pictures of plants and animals for closer inspection. This book will have broad appeal and would be suitable for sharing with a small group in a classroom setting.-Corrina Austin, Locke's Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Himmelman threads a faint plotline through clean-lined close-ups of finely-drawn flora and fauna in this introduction to bog life: a leaping frog disturbs two mosquitoes, one of whom lands on a horsetail while the other imprudently selects a carnivorous sundew. A dragonfly also perched on the horsetail spots a butterfly on a steeplebush flower; a muskrat tramples the steeplebush flower and a mole cricket scrambles out of the way and so on. The line of text running beneath each scene names only some of the plants and animals depicted, but the author identifies them all at the end, inviting readers to go back for second looks. Satisfying fare for budding naturalists. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570915185
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

John Himmelman is the author and illustrator of many books for children including FROG IN A BOG, MOUSE IN A MEADOW, and A PILL BUG'S LIFE (from his Nature Upclose series), which was a CBC Outstanding Children's Science Trade Book. He lives in Connecticut with his family.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)