A Place For Frogs
A Place for Frogs
This eloquent and informative picture book, a follow-up to A PLACE FOR BUTTERFLIES and A PLACE FOR BIRDS, shows how human activities can hurt or help frogs and other creatures that share our world.
From School Library Journal
Grade 2–5—Spraying crops with insecticides and chemical fertilizers, polluting wildlife habitats, filling in lakes and ponds—these are a few of the ecologically harmful activities highlighted here. A simple text runs along the top of each illustrated spread, describing a human threat to frogs ("Some tadpoles have trouble surviving when people add fish to lakes and ponds") and then suggesting a solution ("When people take out the fish, frogs can live and grow"). A realistic acrylic painting depicts one or more frogs in their natural habitat, while a sidebar identifies the species shown and briefly presents a case study of how they were threatened and the efforts made to save them. Close-up insets appear throughout, cross-sections show tadpoles underwater, and small maps on the endpapers indicate the geographical range of the various species (the northern leopard frog, Pine Barrens tree frog, Puerto Rico rock frog, and more). Also discussed are their life cycles and their importance...