20th out of 37 books — 13 voters
From Tadpole to Frog (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)
Wendy Pfeffer describes the amazing metamorphosis from tiny, jellylike egg, to little fishy tadpole, to great big bullfrog. Holly Keller has created the archetypal frog pond and we see it through the seasons as the tadpoles grow legs and lungs and eventually hop onto land: bullfrogs at last. "Well-designed ink drawings washed with soft-toned watercolors stretch across the...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 22nd 1994 by HarperCollins
(first published January 1st 1994)
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I read this book to my Kindergartners today to follow up on what they learned about the life cycle of a frog this week. It is a very good book with simple language and clear illustrations to facilitate readers' understanding of what stages the frogs are going through from when they are born a tadpole to until they become an adult frog. The metamorphoses of the frog's life can be described easily after reading this story. I specifically loved how the four seasons are mentioned as well as what is...more
This book is a very basic and easy to understand approach to topic that can be confusing. Despite new vocabulary words like Metamorphosis and Froglet, my third graders really grasped the concept. Many of my student's had heard of tadpoles and all had heard of frogs so they were excited for the topic. The book offers great images to illustrate each phase of the frog's life cycle. I assigned each student a phase and they drew and wrote a small paragraph about their phase. Great book for life scien...more
This would be a great book to use when teaching life cycle. This book takes the reader through the growth from egg to bullfrog. The students would be able to see how the frog changes as the seasons change. The pictures are detailed and it doesn't read like a science book.
This non-fiction book does a great job of teaching children about the life cycle of a frog. It has a gross out factor when describing the egg and the metamorphosis of a frog. This would be a great book to incorporate to your students about the life cycle.
Wendy Pfeffer is an award winning author of many children’s books. A former teacher and nursery school director, Mrs. Pfeffer lives in Pennington, New Jersey. In addition to writing, she continues to teach writing and visit schools to share her work.More about Wendy Pfeffer...