Frogs!: Strange and Wonderful (Hardcover)

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Realistic watercolor illustrations illuminate the fascinating exploration of the similarities and differences among the many and varied species of these amphibians (7-9).

— From Science

Description


Are kids going to love this book? Is a frog waterproof? The latest title in the popular Strange and Wonderful series delivers the awe-inspiring variety of the world's hoppiest amphibians. The goliath frog is more than a foot long. The tiny gold frog could sit on a dime. Some frogs have camouflage. Others wear bold colors warning their enemies that they are poisonous. Some frogs leap, others hop, one is a runner, and a few glide from tree to tree with their big, webbed hands and feet! Laurence Pringle's knack for choosing and presenting surprising facts and Meryl Henderson's gift for beautiful, realistic nature illustrations come together once again in a celebration of one of nature's most fascinating marvels.

About the Author


Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children and teenagers, many of them award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies. He and his family live in West Nyack, New York. Visit laurencepringle.com.
Meryl Henderson has illustrated a number of books for children. She is a regular contributor to Highlights for Children. She lives in Hunter, New York. Visit merylsart.com.

Praise For…


* "Pringle truly delivers with his latest. . . . Budding herpetologists will snap this one up faster than a frog can catch a fly. (author's note, answer key, list of resources for more information)." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Pringle recognizes what will intrigue children as well as what they need to know to understand the subject. . . . A must-have addition to science collections." —Booklist

"Pringle's readable text explores the wide range of shapes, sizes, colorations, habits and habitats of these elusive, intriguing creatures...Henderson's lovely, realistic illustrations keep careful step with the text. A handsome, informative look into the unexpectedly diverse world of frogs." —School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781590783719
ISBN-10: 1590783719
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Strange and Wonderful

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