Starting out as an egg on a lily pad, follow the life of a newborn tadpole as he hides from the dangers of the pond including hungry goldfish and beetles, as he grows up into a frog.
Level 1 books are stories for children just beginning to learn to read. They use short, simple sentences, simple vocabulary, word repetition, and large type. Strong visual clues help children with new words. Lively stories feature characters and topics that are familiar to young children.
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This is an informational book about a tadpole. The book explains how a tadpole grows into a frog. The tadpole starts as an egg wrapped in clear jelly. The tadpole push threw the jelly and breath through gills. Other animal try to eat the tadpoles like sticklebacks and beetles. The tadpole grows webbed feet and arms. The tail starts to shrink making the tadpole half frog. Finally, the tadpole is a full grown frog that eats flies. The book is a great information book for young readers. The book is rich with pictures and simple wording. I like that it¿s simple and education, while being interesting. The pictures help visualize what¿s going on. This book would be great to read during science time; also when learning about frogs. After reading the book, I could have the students draw pictures of the cycle of the frog. Discuss how it was first little eggs, then into tadpole and finally a grown frog. We could discuss what other animal goes through cycles too, like butterflies.
This is a cute, student-friendly introduction to the life cycle of a frog for PK-1st graders. The photographs are compelling and the text is simple and yet informative. My students loved the action shots of the frog jumping at a fly and swimming in the water. I would love to see this text as a "big book," as the small, paperback format makes it difficult to read aloud.