The Frog Book

By: Steve Jenkins

Robin Page

Long legs, sticky tongues, big round eyes, and other dazzling features—what's not to love about frogs? In this magnificently illustrated picture book, Caldecott Honor–winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page explore one of the world's most diverse—and most threatened—animals. With more than 5,000 different frog species on the planet, in every color of the rainbow and a vast number of vivid patterns, no creatures are more fascinating to learn about or look at. Jenkins and Page present a stunning array of these intriguing amphibians and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.

Table listing size, diet, and range of the featured frogs. Book and website suggestions for further information. Full-color collage illustrations created with torn and cut paper.

ISBN: 9780544387607

JLG Release: May 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Frogs , Amphibians , Animal behavior and characteristics , Toads , Metamorphosis , Science , Nature and the natural world

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Jenkins and Page explain the basic biology of frogs, using a well-chosen collection of both representative and unique frog species. On each double-page spread a key concept is introduced in a brief, informative paragraph, covering topics including anatomy, behavior, reproduction, growth, and development. Then a nicely designed balance of colorful, Jenkins and Page explain the basic biology of frogs, using a well-chosen collection of both representative and unique frog species. On each double-page spread a key concept is introduced in a brief, informative paragraph, covering topics including anatomy, behavior, reproduction, growth, and development. Then a nicely designed balance of colorful, detailed cut-paper illustrations and friendly text expands on the concept. Large illustrations diagram the anatomical features of frogs—their skin, webbed feet, and tongues—or outline the differences between frogs and toads. Smaller, captioned images present variations across species, inviting readers to compare and contrast as a biologist would. The featured species portrayed are remarkable, and every sentence reveals a new and astonishing trait: frogs carry eggs in their vocal sacs, break their bones to serve as claws, and secrete poison and sticky mucous to defend themselves. As the book unfolds, the diversity of life is emphasized. An appended table lists facts and figures for each of the species presented, including size, diet, and habitat.

Book Details

ISBN

9780544387607

First Release

May 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

597.8

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.2; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 900L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Frogs, Amphibians, Animal behavior and characteristics, Toads, Metamorphosis, Science, Nature and the natural world,

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