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Title:
All about frogs
Author:
Arnosky, Jim.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
820 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 0.5 59361.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.9 2 Quiz: 27818 Guided reading level: Q.
ISBN:
9780590481649
Format :
Book

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Summary

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A thorough and colorful introduction to frogs by renowned naturalist Jim Arnosky.

From tadpole to frog, Jim Arnosky shows and tells kids how frogs grow and live. Big bullfrogs and tiny spring peepers, vivid tropical frogs and bronze swamp frogs spring from the pages of the book. Kids will learn why frogs can jump so far, what they eat and what eats them, the correct way to handle a frog, and how to recognize frogs by the sounds they make. And there is some information about toads, too!

This is the seventh book in the aaclaimed All About series. It will appeal to every young naturalist.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. Arnosky adds to his excellent All About series, which includes All about Owls (1999) and All about Turtles (2000). Here, he brings to the subject of frogs his considerable skills as a naturalist, artist, and writer. Beginning with a discussion of amphibians, the book goes on to talk specifically about frogs: their distinctive characteristics, habits, habitats, range, life cycle, diet, and the threats to their existence. The attractive acrylic paintings, well designed to illustrate particular points, zoom in for details and show various kinds of frogs engaged in typical behaviors and seen from many points of view. Arnosky takes care to point out when an illustration shows the actual size of a particular species. Always informative, yet casual in tone, the text will engage young readers without talking down to them. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-Arnosky takes full advantage of the greens in his palette for this exemplary introduction. Clear, simple text is complemented by careful, informative acrylic illustrations on every page. From the beginning definition of an amphibian to the more esoteric fact that frogs use their eyeballs to push their prey down their throats, the careful precision of word choice makes this book both understandable to and respectful of the serious intent of young researchers. The paintings introduce many types of frogs as they elucidate the points made in the text. Captions indicate which illustrations are life-size, and black silhouettes clarify anatomical features. Arnosky ends with a plea for protecting the animals' environment. Among the many introductory books about frogs, this is one of the best.-Ellen Heath, Orchard School, Ridgewood, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.