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There are so many kinds of frogs in the world — more than 5,000! — and all of them are fabulous.
Huge frogs, tiny frogs, hairy frogs, and flying frogs hop through the pages of this colorful nonfiction book. Discover the Goliath frog, biggest in the world, and the Darwin’s frog, which has a pointy nose and holds its tadpoles in its mouth until they are big enough to care for themselves. Learn why some frogs are brightly colored, and which one can bury itself in the desert until rain comes. Curious minds will jump at the chance to explore all kinds of frogs, from the most exotic to the greenish-brown specimens in their own backyards.
About the Author
Martin Jenkins is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers, including Can We Save the Tiger?, illustrated by Vicky White, and The Emperor’s Egg, illustrated by Jane Chapman. Martin Jenkins lives in Cambridge, England.
Tim Hopgood is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been featured in magazines such as Esquire, GQ, and Harper’s. He lives in York, England.
Hopgood's mixed-media artwork is rich in greens and browns and full of splattery textures, especially the frogs. Most frog books focus on life cycle; this one nicely highlights diversity instead. —Kirkus Reviews
Unique to Jenkins and Hopgood’s collaboration is the book’s design. Wonderfully sprinkled throughout, Hopgood’s vibrant, eye-catching mixed-media renditions of frogs in mottled, earthy hues aptly complement Jenkins’ accompanying narrative. Ideal for a wide range of early elementary students. —Booklist
Jenkins (The History of Money) presents a light...overview of species of frogs from around the world, accompanied by vivid mixed-media illustrations from Hopgood (Hooray for Hoppy!). —Publishers Weekly
A strong choice for group storytimes or science lessons, this volume will spark children’s interest. —School Library Journal
Jenkins shares his fascination with the many sizes, shapes, and features of frogs in this survey of frog species...Hopgood’s colorful, creative mixed-media illustrations of frogs, sometimes accompanied by hints of the surrounding environment, sometimes isolated on a white background, are technically precise in representing the main features of each species yet artistic in the rendering of textures and anatomical details. —The Horn Book
This is a beautifully illustrated non-fiction book with great scientific information...the frogs seem to jump right off the page. I have not been so excited over a book in some time. Readers will love reading this easy non-fiction book, and teachers could use it for a unit on amphibians. Index. Website. —School Library Connection