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Frogs: 03/06/08

Frogs (Animals Animals)

Sean and I love to chat to and from school. He has been learning about different kinds of animals and had some questions about frogs. While we were chatting the topic of poisonous frogs came up. I described how colorful poisonous frogs are and Sean wanted to learn more. Rather than look them up on the internet, we decided to put his new reading skills to use and we checked out a book from our local library.

The book we selected was was Frogs by Martin Schwabacher which is part of the Animals, Animals series. We picked it because of the fantastic blue poison dart frogs on the cover.

Frogs covers all the basics of frog biology from the life cycle of the frog, the typical environments frogs and toads live in, the difference between frogs and toads, frog anatomy and of course a brief list of some different species of frogs.

The most interesting thing we learned from the is that frogs close their eyes to swallow. Their eyes push into their heads to force the food down their throats!

Sean and I both wish the book had more pages devoted to the different species of frogs. The photography in the book is excellent and it would have been nice to see more than just a half dozen or so types of frog.

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Comment #1: Friday, March, 7, 2008 at 06:51:54


My daughter would so love this book! "

Comment #2: Friday, March, 7, 2008 at 09:12:11


Check your local library. They might have a copy. That's where we found the copy we read."

Comment #3: Saturday, March, 8, 2008 at 02:07:58

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife

We've checked out this book! In fact, both of my kids have brought it home, and we've loved it each time. So great that you are encouraging reading! "

Comment #4: Friday, March, 7, 2008 at 23:21:10


Yay! I'm glad they enjoyed it."

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