Slippery, Slimy Baby Frogs

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Nature puts on one of its flashiest shows as unique tadpoles transform into adult frogs. Spot slimy frog eggs in foam nests, in pouches in their father's legs, and hidden under wet moss. Watch as tadpoles try to survive in a dangerous world. Some must fend for themselves from birth, while others are protected by parents each with their own unique and surprising hiding places--from mouths to legs to backs. Brilliant color photographs reveal how tadpoles change from smooth, legless swimmers into colorful, ...

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Overview

Nature puts on one of its flashiest shows as unique tadpoles transform into adult frogs. Spot slimy frog eggs in foam nests, in pouches in their father's legs, and hidden under wet moss. Watch as tadpoles try to survive in a dangerous world. Some must fend for themselves from birth, while others are protected by parents each with their own unique and surprising hiding places--from mouths to legs to backs. Brilliant color photographs reveal how tadpoles change from smooth, legless swimmers into colorful, air-breathing jumpers. Science expert Sandra Markle's introduction to baby frogs from around the world will captivate young fans of these slippery, slimy amphibians.

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Children's Literature
Baby frogs live in water, while adult frogs can breath air. How do frogs make this radical change? And where do baby frogs come from anyway? These questions—especially the last one, are all answered in this well-written book about frogs' childhoods (tadpolehoods?). The first few pages are about mating and the great variety of ways frogs handle their eggs: from the Pygmy Marsupial's carrying them under the skin of her back, to the Bullfrog's abandoning the eggs before they hatch. The book then covers the parents' roles (if any) in raising them, and the physical change from tadpole to frog. Some children will pretend to be grossed out by this book (the father Darwin Frog pees on the eggs to keep them damp!), and young children who do not yet know the basics of mating might get lost. This book is an excellent guide for just what it claims: slippery, slimy baby frogs. Large, full-color photographs are found on almost every page. Back matter includes a short glossary and an index, a guide to raising your own tadpoles, and a map showing where particular frogs are found. Pronunciation is worked into the text. 2006, Walker & Company, Ages 5 to 10.
—Sara Lorimer
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Gr 4-7-Through stunning photographs and a lucid text, this book describes various types of frogs, from mating to adulthood. Peeing on eggs to keep them wet and carrying babies in their mouths are a few of the facts that students will find delightfully yucky. The large, full-color photos provide crystal-clear close-up views of tadpoles and frogs in their natural environments, and a world map shows where the photographs were taken. While there are many other books about the life cycle of frogs, none contain the detailed information found here.-Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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From conception to adult froghood, this spectacular photo essay clearly explains the changes that happen as frogs grow up. Beautifully reproduced large-scale close-ups of 15 different frogs from around the world highlight the variety of ways they pass through each stage, from egg to tadpole (most of them) to adult frog, as well as the ways parents care or don't care for them. The text is relatively simple and direct; unusual words are italicized and defined in a glossary/index in the back, which provides pronunciations as well. A world map shows the countries where the frogs were photographed and provides a scientific name, though no page number, for each frog described. The author briefly mentions the issue of declining frog populations and includes a page of clear instructions for raising your own baby frogs if you live in an area where populations are stable. This fascinating description respects the intelligence of young readers, appealing to their curiosity about the natural world and their understandable interest in other childhoods. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802780638
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 4/18/2006
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Reinforced
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 10.17 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Markle is a former elementary school science teacher who has written more than four dozen nonfiction books for children, including Creepy, Crawly Baby Bugs and sixteen books in the popular Outside and Inside series. Her research and writing have earned many awards and glowing reviews. Sandra lives with her husband, Skip, in New Zealand.

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