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Face to Face With Frogs
by Mark Moffett
You're two inches away from a poison dart frog. You're lying on the rainforest floor as she hops toward you, utterly fearless. This deadly terribilis frog has nothing to fear; your fear is that any accidental contact with your skin could mean death! Let Mark W. Moffett, winner of the 2006 Lowell Thomas Medal for Exploration, show you around the diverse world of frogs. Get the expert view on our amphibian friends, from metamorphosis to diet, from habitat to distinctive features; and learn why we urgently need to foster a healthier planet for these sensitive creatures. Part of National Geographic's Face to Face With Animals series.


From Tadpole to Frog
by Wendy Pfeffer
Wendy Pfeffer describes the amazing metamorphosis from tiny, jellylike egg, to little fishy tadpole, to great big bullfrog. Holly Keller has created the archetypal frog pond and we see it through the seasons as the tadpoles grow legs and lungs and eventually hop onto land: bullfrogs at last. This book was a Pick of the Lists (1994) by the American Booksellers Association, and one of the Science Books and Films' Best Children's Science Books (1994). Part of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series.

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Why the Frog Has Big Eyes
by Betsy Franco
In this succinct pourquoi tale, boastful Frog challenges other animals to staring contests. He defeats Horse and Rabbit, then takes on Fish. This dare lasts so long that Frog's eyes get "big, big, BIG" before he loses to the unblinking winner. Quirkily charming pictures in vivid colors strongly support the easy text. The book's small size makes it accessible to independent reading by the target audience (grades Pre-K-2). A solid choice for emerging readers. (School Library Journal) Part of the Green Light Readers series.

Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs?
by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, Mike Gordon
Most children will relate to this precocious child and her endless questions as she and her father take a hike. The slightly bedraggled dad answers every query and supports his princess by holding her hand as she crosses the creek and hoisting her up on his shoulders so she can see a bird's nest. As they progress, the cartoon illustrations show the curious youngster, her ever-present pup, and the changing landscape. A scavenger hunt at the end sends the children back into the book to find hidden pictures. This is a really nice read-aloud for parents and teachers. (School Library Journal)


The Frog Who Wanted to See the Sea
by Guy Billout
A timid frog, a small pond, and a big dream combine to form a modern fairy tale. A curious frog named Alice looks for an adventure and a better understanding of the big world. Driven by curiosity, she overcomes her natural timidity and ventures away from her home pond to seek the great sea, encountering many wonders along the way.




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03/01/2008