The Life Cycle of a Frog

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My how you've changed, I barely recognized you! Frogs, cold-blooded amphibians, have a different life cycle than most animals. Typically, babies resemble, in miniature, their parents. Not so with frogs. Frogs emerge from their eggs as tadpoles and undergo a total change, or metamorphosis, during the four stages of their life cycle. When a tadpole sprouts legs, it becomes a froglet, the third stage of this change. It is not a mature frog until its tail is completely gone. Insects are the food source during all this change and remains so for small frogs. Large frogs eat rats, mice, small snakes and small frogs. Frogs, in turn, have predators. They are an important food source for snakes, birds, fish, lizards and rats. A greater danger to frogs is the loss of their habitats all over the world. Read on and find out what people can do to help. Many drawings and photographs enhance the book, depicting the life cycle and providing a sample of the 2,800 species of frogs. A web site for more information about helping frogs is included as is a glossary and index. Part of "The Life Cycle" series. 2002, Crabtree Publishing, $20.60 and $5.95. Ages 6 to 10. Reviewer: Barbara Kennedy AGES: 6 7 8 9 10
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778776932
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Life Cycle Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 786,525
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

What is a frog? 4
Fascinating frogs 6
In water and on land 8
What is a life cycle? 10
Floating eggs 12
Teeny, tiny tadpoles 14
Growing legs 16
Little froglets 18
All grown up 19
The cycle continues 20
Frog food 22
Surviving winter 24
Frog or toad? 26
Frogs in danger 28
Helping our frog friends 30
Glossary & Index 32
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