Thursday, August 1, 2013
Author: Brenda Z. Guiberson
Illustrator: Gennady Spirin
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication Year: 2013
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: School Library Journal, Booklist, & Publisher's Weekly starred reviews,
Summary: Eleven different kinds of frogs from around the world are examples of how frogs keep from drying out. The illustrations are magical- drawing the reader into the world of the frogs. They are extremely saturated, but somehow still contain amazingly realistic details. An absolutely gorgeous book!
Classroom Ideas: The text in this book is full of onomatopoeia, and the Science connection is strong. The frogs could be placed onto a world map and their habitats and biomes discussed.
Extras: Photographs and facts about each frog. Author's note about frogs in danger because of pollution. Bibliography and list of online sources.