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 Frog book
 Author: Jenkins, Steve

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2019)

 Dewey: 597.8
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 33 p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 490810 ISBN: 9780544387607
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4


Price: $22.58

Explores form, color, and pattern, and captures the very unique nature of frogs.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Page, Robin
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 501784
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 6.20
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 76687

   School Library Journal (+) (00/12/18)
   Booklist (+) (12/15/18)
 The Hornbook (00/03/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 12/15/2018 *Starred Review* As if frogs themselves weren’t sufficient draws, this picture book offers vibrant, attention-­getting illustrations that hop off pages. Dozens of these intriguing amphibians are portrayed in their amazing array of natural colors, boldly highlighted against crisp, white backgrounds. Some are rendered half life-size, others full, including a meowing night frog about the size of a ladybug and an African Goliath bullfrog that spills over the edge of its page. Each gorgeous specimen is labeled, and the accompanying text covers basic information about environments, food, mating rituals, egg to tadpole to frog metamorphosis, oddities and extremes, defense systems, and endangered and extinct statuses. A culminating chart lists the critters by their often wonderful names (the pied warty frog and crucifix toad are just a few striking examples), corresponding page number, metric body length, diet, and range. A list of sources for further information is also included. The font is on the small side and might initially frustrate beginning readers, but the awesome torn- and cut-paper collages should spark curiosity and encourage further perusal. This is an attractive addition to the frog canon, a crowd-pleasing, perpetually popular subject, from the reliably excellent team of Jenkins and Page (see the Caldecott Honor Book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? 2003). - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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