WHERE DO FROGS COME FROM? by Alex Vern

WHERE DO FROGS COME FROM?

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Age Range: 5 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The lifecycle of the frog is succinctly summarized in this easy reader for children reading at the late first-grade level. In just one or two sentences per page, Vern details the amazing metamorphosis of the frog from egg to tadpole to adult, even injecting a little humor despite the tight word count. (“Watch out fly! Mmmm!) Large, full-color photographs on white backgrounds clearly illustrate each phase of development. Without any mention of laying eggs or fertilization, the title might be a bit misleading, but the development from black dot egg to full-grown frog is fascinating. A simple chart of the three main lifecycle steps is also included. Lifecycles are part of the standard curriculum in the early elementary grades, and this will be a welcome addition to school and public libraries, both for its informational value and as an easy reader. (Nonfiction/easy reader. 5-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-15-216304-2
Page count: 20pp
Publisher: Green Light/Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2001




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