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This vibrant new book-and-CD series brings the best of our Read and Wonder nature stories to life.

Each paperback title in the series includes a CD that features:
- an engaging read-aloud with sound effects
- a segment focusing on fascinating facts
- a read-along opportunity guided by prompts

Evoking each stage of a frog’s growth, this colorful story will entice kids to roll
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Candlewick Press (first published March 1st 2000)
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Ericka
1st-3rd grade

This is not your traditional non-fiction book. This is a great way to get children interested in the process of how frogs go from eggs to frogs. The process was set up into a story form of a family trying to help grow frogs. The index in the back helps show what pages each step is on so that a student can easily skip to the section they chose to go. French also adds in her personal biography her experience with growing frogs to give her acrediation for writing the story. This book i
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Zoltan Abbott
‘Growing Frogs’ by Vivian French is a ‘Nature Storybook’. It tells the story of a little girl whose mum tells her a story about a frog and then shows her frogspawn and helps her collect it to watch it grow. The story is told from the girls point of view and there are also instructions on each page offering guidance on how to collect and care for frogspawn, tadpoles, ‘not-quite-frogs’, baby frogs and eventually frogs that have to go back to the pond so that they can then find their own way out in ...more
Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School
Follow the journey from tadpole to frog as a young girl and her mother raise tadpoles in a tank prior to releasing them back to the pond from which the eggs were taken. This simple story chock full of factual information about the life cycle of a frog, a few environmental warning and care taking tips and large easy to follow illustrations make this book ideal for younger readers and read alouds to younger grades.
Angela Herd
Title: Growing Frogs

Summary: In this fictional tale, a mother helps her daughter discover how frogs are born and how they grow.

Focus: How to Use This Text to Teach a Mini Lesson in Writing

Sequence: The text shows how the girl gathers the spawn, raises the frogs and then releases them back to the pond. In between, it shows all the sequencing of the growing of the frog from a tadpole.

Author's Choose: The text is a fictional piece with accurate information. It's good for young writers to know that
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Michelle at Booksmykidsread
a great way to learn about the life cycle of a frog, from spawn to adult.
Deborah Harris
Dec 31, 2013 Deborah Harris added it
Shelves: a32, ar-3
AR Quiz No. 43611 EN Nonfiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 3.5 - AR Pts: 0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP
Chris Young
A girl observes eggs growing into frogs before releasing them back into the pawn where they were originally fertilized. Just the right balance of wonder and information for primary students studying the life cycle of a frog, complimented by bright, cheerful illustrations.
Kathryn Hogan
This is a great story to get kids hopping about science. This is a very realistic story about how students can grow frogs. I think this would be great to read during a lesson and to grow your own frogs in the classroom. I loved the book and would suggest to any teacher.
Brittany Houston
"Growing Frogs" teaches students about the life cycle of a frog(fertilization, eggs, hatching, tadpoles, etc). Teachers can read this book during a thematic unit on amphibians and their habitats. It really provides great detail about frogs.
Roxanne
This is areally nice book with beautiful illustrations. It tells the story of a girl finding frog spawn with her mother, taking it home and watching the lifecycle of a frog.
Luana
This book is ideal for grades 1st-3 grade. It is used to teach the life cycle of a frog. It can be used to teach students about amphibians.
Megan Phillips
This book could be used with 1st-3rd graders to teach more about how all animals go through phases. They have a life cycle they go through.
Ratforcekids
This is a newer nonfiction science title that introduces kids to the frogs they all love. Available as a kit--book with an audio CD.
Noel Echols
Could be used as a lesson on amphibians specifically frogs (5th grade).
Jen
Growing frogs in your house. Then LET THEM GO!
Candace Carr
Use for life cycles
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Vivian French was best known in school for being extremely skinny and for talking a lot. At school she developed an attachment to words and later became an actor, then a storyteller, and finally a writer of children's books. She is the author of more than two hundred books. Ms. French lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has four grown daughters.
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