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A Place for Frogs

4.21  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
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.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Peachtree Publishers
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I recently needed a good mentor text for a lesson in using information to write poetry, specifically frogs this time. This non-fiction book for younger readers gives lots of details on each page while telling the story of what happens to hurt frogs and their habitats through what people and nature do. It also includes how frogs fill an important part of a food chain; therefore if they are at risk, other creatures are, too. There is a repetitive narrative in the text that I found children enjoyed ...more
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
There is so much to say about this book but first let me give you the headliners that you will read each time you turn a page:
A Frog's life
California Red-Legged Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Western Toad
Oregon Spotted Frog
Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog
Houston Toad
Wood Frog
Gopher Frog
Pine Barrens Tree Frog
Pueto Rico Frog
Harlequin Frog
We Need Frogs
Other Animals Need Frogs
Helping Frogs
Fascinating Frog Facts
So you see there is so much to read about and learn about frogs from all over our beautiful Plan
Mar 26, 2010 Tasha rated it really liked it
This book is filled with fascinating information and facts about frogs. It is less about the transformation from egg to tadpole to frog and more about individual species, specific habitats, and what we can do to help save frogs. The book can be read two ways. One way is less wordy and offers a chance to share the book with younger children. The other way, incorporates the detailed information on frog species, which tells the story of how they live and what they need to survive. Readers will be a ...more
Michele Knott
Great mentor text to use in so many areas - science, reading, writing. Great series for your classroom or library.
Nov 13, 2015 Karin rated it really liked it
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Stewart, Melissa. A Place for Frogs. Peachtree Publishers, 2009. 32 p. Gr. Pre-K-4.

Students are introduced to the effect of human beings on the lives of frogs. Effects of farming chemicals and poisons, environmental pollutants, non-native plants and species, habitat destruction in areas ranging from wetlands to rain forests, and conservation efforts are discussed in this non-fiction children's book. Artwork in the book includes photo-realistic illustrations throughout and maps on
"Frogs make our world a better place. But sometimes people do things that make it hard for them to live and grow. If we work together to help these special creatures, there will always be a place for frogs."

This is the opening of this awesome nonfiction picture book. I love the gentle, nonjudgmental tone this book takes to share with readers why frogs are special, how they're being harmed, and what can be done to help frogs live and grow. Each double-page spread shares information about a partic
Cathy Blackler
Jun 12, 2014 Cathy Blackler rated it really liked it
Bond and Stewart have paired to create a beautiful book that provides readers with facts about frogs and the carelessness that threatens their existence. Lots of great information that will appeal to readers. Another wonderful addition to classroom libraries.
A wonderful book to share with children about how we have/are harming animal species and what can be done to help.
Kate Narita
Oct 28, 2010 Kate Narita rated it it was amazing
This book is perfect for naturalists of all ages. If you have an emerging reader, the simple text at the top of the page will make your child feel like a super star. If you have an advanced reader, the sidebars will provide scientific information that will make your child feel as smart as you. Best of all, this book gives lots of information about what you and your child can do to help protect frogs.

Teachers, if you're looking to expand a unit on life-cycles, this book is the way to go. There's
Nov 24, 2010 Judith rated it it was amazing
Melissa Stewart and Higgins Bond have teamed up again on another splendid volume —A Place for Frogs. Like A Place for Butterflies and A Place for Birds, the look and the language are lovely. Young readers will learn about nature’s world wide web by discovering how frogs are connected to other animals, to plants, and to humans. They will also be encouraged to care about the impact our actions can have—both positive and negative. Lastly, through lush paintings and intriguing facts, this beautiful ...more
Joannie Duris
Dec 13, 2010 Joannie Duris rated it it was amazing
This book looks at a diverse mix of ecosystems and how different frogs have struggled for survival when changes in their environment negatively impacted their life cycle. Sidebare share details about how scientists and others are working to protect frogs. Vivid, detailed illustrations lead to new discoveries at each reading. Cool frog facts (What frog sounds like a quacking duck?) and a list of resources for further exploration are found at the end of the book. Check out the author's website for ...more
This book gave lots of examples of how frogs are in danger and what you can do to help them.
Mar 24, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
Beautiful illustrations, with a simple text to read, with further information on specific types of frogs on side bars. Interesting focus on how humans impact frogs.
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Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 150 science and nature books for children. She offers a wide range of programs for schools, libraries, nature centers, and conferences."
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