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Title:
What is an amphibian?
Author:
Kalman, Bobbie.
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Publication Information:
New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages ; color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Introduces various kinds of amphibians, describing their physiology, behavior, habitats, and life cycles.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NC 940 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 0.5 36320.
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ISBN:
9780865059528

9780865059344
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Amphibian means "two lives" since these animals spend the first part of their life underwater and the rest on land. From flying tree frogs to slithering caecilians, kids will be captivated by this "slimy" animal group in What is an Amphibian? Young readers will discover:* the amphibian family tree* an amphibian's body* special skin and senses* how they move and what they eat* water- versus land-dwelling species* their life cycle and parental care* defending themselves


Author Notes

Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-The large, full-color photographs and illustrations that pepper every page of these books will catch the eye of browsers but it is the informative, easy-to-read texts that will hold their interest. Both titles contain basic facts about the animals as a group and identify specific members. They also relate information on the "family trees," bodies, and habitats of these creatures. While there is not enough information for reports on an individual animal, children can use these titles to research these groups of creatures. Dimensions are provided in both English and metric measurements. Although Barry Clarke's Amphibian (1993) and Colin McCarthy's Reptile (1991, both Knopf) are better illustrated, the language and organization of Kalman and Langille's titles will draw even the most reluctant of readers.-Dona J. Helmer, College Gate School Library, Anchorage, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

What is an amphibian?p. 4
The amphibian family treep. 6
An amphibian's life cyclep. 8
Amphibian bodiesp. 10
Super skinp. 12
Using their sensesp. 14
Hunters and huntedp. 16
At homep. 18
Frogs and toadsp. 20
Salamandersp. 22
Caeciliansp. 25
Finding a matep. 26
Parentingp. 28
Disappearing amphibiansp. 30
Words to know and Indexp. 32