A Frog's Life
Imagine a blue-colored frog that can fly from tree to tree. It sounds too bizarre to be true. However, Chinese gliding frogs are real, and they use their webbed toes like sails as they soar through the forest. There are more than 4,000 types of frogs, and they aren’t all the small, harmless, green animals that most people picture when they think of frogs. The goliath toad can be two and a half feet in length. The golden poison dart frog is a vivid yellow and has enough toxin in its skin to kill ten humans. But no matter what their size or how they defend themselves, frogs are essential to Earth’s ecosystems. This book explores many unique species of frogs and explains the essential characteristics that make a frog a frog.
What the Press Had to Say:
“Kelly, winner of numerous awards for her nature books for children, now introduces the amazing activities that encompass the life of a frog. This picture book uses simple, informative text and detailed illustrations to introduce the many varieties of frog species and their lifecycles. VERDICT Perfect for young researchers and a welcome addition to all libraries.”
- School Library Journal (starred review)
“Welcome to the wide world of frogs! Full of frog facts, this picture book provides an inviting introduction to the life cycle, behaviors, and characteristics of frogs.”
- Kirkus Review
“Nature writer Kelly (Even an Octopus Needs a Home) provides a warm and vividly detailed examination of frogs. Airy spreads offer facts about frog species, behaviors, diets, common predators, habitats, and life cycles—from fertilized egg, through life as a tadpole, to full-grown frog.”