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Frogs (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: Nic Bishop #4)
Contributor(s): Bishop, Nic (Author)

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ISBN: 0545605709     ISBN-13: 9780545605700
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: January 2015

Annotation: Describes frogs, discussing their habitat, the difference between them and toads, physical characteristics, diet, different types, defenses, calls, and life cycle, and includes close-up photographs of an array of diverse frogs.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature - General (see Also Headings Under Animals Or Technology)
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers - Beginner
Dewey: 597.890
Lexile Measure: 620(Not Available)
Series: Scholastic Reader Level 2
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 5.8" W x 8.7" (0.15 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 173428
Reading Level: 2.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Contributor Bio(s):
Nic Bishop is the author and photographer of many award-winning books for children, including RED-EYED TREE FROG; CHAMELEON, CHAMELEON; NIC BISHOP SPIDERS; and most recently, NIC BISHOP LIZARDS. He has a doctorate in biological sciences and a passionate interest in many of the smaller animals on our planet. Nic lives in New Zealand. Visit him online at www.nicbishop.com.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2008 #2)
Amazing photographs are the stars of these volumes featuring popular creepy-crawlies. The texts are informative, covering basic anatomical, behavioral, and reproductive facts about frogs and spiders at an appropriate early-elementary level. On each spread, one of the sentences is in larger, colored type, serving as both a highlight of the main ideas and a pointer to the accompanying photograph (which is captioned with additional information). The text, however, is completely overshadowed by the photographs, which are stunningly crisp, colorful, and beautifully reproduced; it is difficult to stop gazing at them long enough to read more than that highlighted sentence (though those who do will find a fascinating depth of information). A close-up of a tarantula is so sharp you can count the individual hairs, and the luminous skin of a frog will have readers reaching out to touch the page. The frogs, in particular, are irresistible, either in close-ups of their faces peering out from the pages or frozen in spectacular mid-jump photos. At the end of each book Bishop explains the extensive work involved in his nature photography, which includes trekking through swamps and woods as well as raising spiders and frogs at home. An index and glossary are appended. [Review covers these titles: "Spiders" and "Frogs"] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 February)

Gr 3–5— In this companion volume to Nic Bishop Spiders (Scholastic, 2007), the photographer takes a nifty look at frogs. Physical characteristics, diet, reproduction, and the development of egg to tadpole to froglet are included in the clear text and super-duper photos. A nice personal touch is an enthusiastic author's note, wherein Bishop describes his methods and the pleasure of pursuing frogs to photograph. He even discusses "training" a frog to catch his leap for a fat caterpillar on a leaf over the water. Group this with Jim Arnosky's simpler, handsome All About Frogs (Scholastic, 2002) and/or Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's equally colorful Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs (Walker, 1997) for a neat ranid roundup.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

[Page 102]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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