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Describes the metamorphosis from tadpole to frog.
Posted September 10, 2010
Posted December 4, 2008
In response to the previous review, it does depend on the species - and the region. In the northeast US, species like bullfrogs and green frogs (Rana catesbeiana and R. clamitans respectively) can spend the winter as tadpoles. In other areas, they don't. I haven't read the book, but am considering it for my nephews because I study amphibians & reptiles for a living (including for my PhD). So...if this is the only factual concern you have, you can go back to enjoying the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 28, 2007
I believe some of the information in the book is wrong. The book says that a tadpole remains a tadpole all summer and through the winter then becomes a frog in the spring. I believe that the tadpole hatches in the spring and is a frog by the end of summer. I have researched the frog's lifecycle and have found that the total lifecycle from egg to frog is 10-14 weeks, depending on the species. It's unfortunate if the information is wrong because my daughter loves the book and the pictures are great.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.