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All About Frogs

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A thorough and colorful introduction to frogs by renowned naturalist Jim Arnosky.

From tadpole to frog, Jim Arnosky shows and tells kids how frogs grow and live. Big bullfrogs and tiny spring peepers, vivid tropical frogs and bronze swamp frogs spring from the pages of the book. Kids will learn why frogs can jump so far, what they eat and what eats them, the correct way to
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Scholastic Reference
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Courtney Ennis
Dec 03, 2014 Courtney Ennis rated it it was amazing
This informational book is about frogs and how they live their lives. It starts out with identifying what type of animal a frog is. Frogs are amphibians, which are animals that begin life in water as tadpoles. Toads and salamanders are also amphibians. They develop limbs and lungs so they can eventually live on land. Frogs will sometimes sit on lily pads on top of the water. They also live on every continent except Antarctica and there are more than one thousand species of frogs. They can be ...more
Faith
Oct 20, 2013 Faith rated it it was amazing
Book Title: All About Frogs by Jim Arnosky

Short Description: This book is a nonfiction that tells everything about frogs.

Focus: Informational features I would use in a mini-lesson:

1. Informational Text Structure: I would use this to teach description in nonfiction. This book describes size, shape, and body features of frogs. Arnosky describes frogs with rich adjectives. I would have students focus on how they can describe their writing with vivid words.

2. Informational Text Structure: Even th
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Jenny
My second graders enjoyed listening to this informative book about frogs. I learned several things I didn't know. I didn't realize that while frogs will try to hop away from danger, toads squat low to the ground and don't move. It doesn't surprise me, but I hadn't realized that each species of frog has a call that is just as distinctive as its color and markings. (My students loved hearing some of the different approximations of their calls....cluck cluck, peep peep, jug-o-rum...). My students ...more
Sean Fowler
Dec 06, 2014 Sean Fowler rated it really liked it
This book was a fun insight to frogs. It gave a lot of information about the development of frogs, what they eat, what eats them, and where they live. The only downside to the book is the illustrations. I would have liked to have seen real pictures rather than drawings. I understand a need for drawings at times, but real pictures of frogs would have made this book more interesting. However, the drawings were great and they did not take away from any of the learning the book provides. Finally, I ...more
Dolly
Aug 17, 2011 Dolly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fun and informative book about frogs. It's a little difficult to read aloud because of all the various snippets of information that are scattered on some of the pages, but overall, it's a good book for young children. It has lots of bright, colorful illustrations, and we love that a lot of the pictures are labeled as "actual size," so we could truly get an idea of the varying sizes of the frogs. The narrative has lots of details, but does not overwhelm. We really enjoyed reading this ...more
Tara Weaver
Dec 11, 2009 Tara Weaver rated it really liked it
k-2 (read alone)

Arnosky does a great job with illustrations to show the different types of frogs. Frogs fill all of the pages throughout the book. The text is bold and bright and some pages it is even white in color. It is easier to read for younger children. I believe this book would be very appealing to young children interested in frogs.

Science/Math

Use this book to show how many different frog names there are and children can get an idea of how different they all look.
Kris Odahowski
Apr 20, 2013 Kris Odahowski rated it really liked it
A collection of Jim Arnosky books for a young child is a passport the natural world, I learned so much about frogs and toads from this book I would love to have it in my home library. This book is available for check out at the Gadsden County Public Library.
Tara Choate
Dec 29, 2013 Tara Choate rated it liked it
I liked this, but I didn't think it was as strong as other "All about". I learned less than usual, though I did learn the difference between a toad and frog. And it's hard to make a frog all that beautiful.
Marquita Davis
Great book to learn about the life cycle of frogs. They could be raised in the classroom and released.
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Jim Arnosky was born in New York City, NY Sept 1, 1946. He was raised in Pennsylvania. Jim graduated from high school in Philadelphia and joined the US Naval Reserves. His active duty took him to Maryland and Bremerhaven, Germany.
In 1976 Jim and his wife Deanna moved to Vermont with their two daughters where they have lived in an old farmhouse for the past 28 years. 17 of those years were spent ra
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