Leaping Ground Frogs

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Get ready to meet some of the best leaping frogs in the world. One of them pulled off a record-setting distance of 33 feet 5.5 inches (10.2 m) in three leaps. Yet jumping isn't the only amazing thing these frogs do. One of them hides from enemies by looking like a dead leaf. Another has enough poison in its body to kill 10 people.

Look inside to find out more about these long-leaping creatures. As you do, you'll discover where they live, how they stay safe, and what kinds of ...

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Overview

Get ready to meet some of the best leaping frogs in the world. One of them pulled off a record-setting distance of 33 feet 5.5 inches (10.2 m) in three leaps. Yet jumping isn't the only amazing thing these frogs do. One of them hides from enemies by looking like a dead leaf. Another has enough poison in its body to kill 10 people.

Look inside to find out more about these long-leaping creatures. As you do, you'll discover where they live, how they stay safe, and what kinds of surprising changes they go through as they grow from tiny eggs to four-legged adults.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jamie Hain
Readers enter the exciting world of ground frogs as they learn about the lifestyle of this diverse group of frogs, including habitat, diet, mating habits and survival techniques (e.g., camouflage, burrowing). The book is organized into two-page sections that split information into easy to understand segments for readers. One whole section is dedicated to explaining the differences between ground frogs and other similar amphibians, such as tree frogs and water frogs. Bright, colorful photos on every page work with the text to bring the world of ground frogs alive. Like all books in the "Amphibiana" series, this book contains a glossary of related terms, a quick reference index, and a listing of print and online sources where interested readers can learn more about ground frogs. This book would be a good addition to any library serving children interested in outdoor creatures. Classrooms and outdoor education programs that teach young children about frogs and other amphibians will also find this book helpful in teaching the basics about ground frogs. Reviewer: Jamie Hain
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7–This series is informative, eye-catching, well organized, and useful for reports. Readers will learn that “amphibian” means “double life,” indicating the creatures’ need to live on land but near water, and that these are resilient, ancient creatures. Along with species-specific material, each book includes a few spreads of life-cycle information, a range map, and an indication of the subject’s endangered status. Large, clear color photos depict the animals in their natural habitats. One thing this series does well is to refer to the same animals throughout. For example, the section of Water Frogs that discusses other types of amphibians features salamanders and newts, reinforcing the information found in other titles in the series, so that students who read all of the books will develop a knowledge base of a core group of amphibians. This is a great series for kids who simply want to read about a fascinating, ubiquitous family of animals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936087358
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Series: Amphibiana Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,453,095
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: IG890L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

The Longest Leaper 4

Amazing Amphibians 6

Places to Call Home 8

Built for Leaping 10

Fast Food 12

Watching Out for Enemies 14

Warning Signs 16

Eggs in the Water 18

Ready to Live on Land 20

Ground Frogs in Danger 22

Glossary 23

Index 24

Bibliography 24

Read More 24

Learn More Online 24

About the Author 24

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