Step right up and learn all about the lively participants in the Amphibian Acrobat show― from the agile Wallace's flying frog to the bouncing Venezuelan pebble toad to the tricky salamander called the yellow-eyed ensatina.
These show-stopping creatures hail from around the world and your own backyard! They shape-shift and sky dive, balance and climb. You’ll marvel at the astounding agility of “The Olympic Jumpers” and you’ll be awed by the incredible stamina of the intrepid “Marathoners.” Plus, you may be surprised by the antics of the amphibians called caecilians. Come along and get to know all about these lively denizens with this entertaining collection of science verses.
Author Leslie Bulion includes a science glossary, notes on poetry forms, and resources for information about these extraordinary animals. Witty drawings by Robert Meganck add another layer of fun to this humorous and informative exhibition starring some of the world’s most remarkable frogs, salamanders, and caecilians.---from the publisher
60 pages 978-1682630983 Ages 7-11
Keywords: amphibians, frogs, nature, zoology, animals, toads, camouflage, special gifts, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, fun, science poetry, poems, narrative non-fiction
Nature can be so amazing. This book is a celebration of the "Oh, cool, " factor of frogs and toads and salamanders around the world. A humorous verse introduces each creature and a surprising illustration brings us up close and personal to the special talents/gifts it uses to survive.
There are twenty poems and twenty of your new favorite amphibians waiting to be enjoyed here. Science really can be fun!
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com