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The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner
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Apr 10, 10

Read in April, 2010

How does one become a scientist, and what do scientists do? These are questions addressed in an excellent series created by Houghton Mifflin. In the latest book, we meet Dr. Tyrone Hayes, the Frog Scientist. Turner introduces us to Hayes by taking us to a small pond in Wyoming where Hayes and some of his grad students from the University of California, Berkeley are catching leopard frogs. They’re hoping to study the effects of pesticides on this particular frog population. Turner’s storytelling makes the scientific process real to young readers. Hayes’ journey from a “barefoot kid in South Carolina” to a “barefoot scientist” will inspire young scientists-in-the-making. Comins’ brilliant color photographs complement the narrative, showing close-ups of frogs, frog habitats, and scientists at work.
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