Published by HMH Books for Young Readers
Summary: Similar in format to Steve Jenkins’ The Beetle Book, this book provides information on frogs’ diets, habitats, defenses, and reproduction. There’s a page about extreme frogs (smallest, largest, most poisonous, etc.), and another on the endangered status of frogs around the world. You can also learn the differences between a frog and a toad and a little bit about other amphibians. The last two pages have a table showing all the frogs in the book, with their body lengths, diets, and where in the world they can be found. Includes lists of books and websites for further information. 40 pages; grades 1-5.
Pros: There’s a wealth of information that would come in handy for any kind of frog research or report-writing. The format is inviting, with beautiful cut paper illustrations, and small sections of text with the kinds of interesting facts kids love.
Cons: I wasn’t a huge fan of the tiny font. Also, a table of contents or list of the sections in the book would have been helpful.