By: Nic Bishop

Illustrator: Nic Bishop

Pages: 48

Publisher: Scholastic

IBSN: 0439877555

Price: $12.23

Level of Difficulty: ages 5-10


      Did you know that frogs come in all different colors? Yellows, reds, greens, and even blues! For example, there is the blue dart frog, which has enough poison in it to kill 10 people! Frogs can also come in all different sizes. Some can weigh around five pounds. But others are small enough to fit on the tip of your finger!

     Nic Bishop’s love of frogs and toads definitely shows through his word choice and use of interesting photos. “I love to paddle my canoe through the water weeds,” writes author Nic Bishop. This is his way of discovering new frogs all the time!

     All frogs have their part in the food web and chain. Most frogs get their energy from eating mosquitoes, flies and many other small insects. They also might eat baby turtles or small birds. But some animals, such as raccoons and snakes, get their energy by eating frogs.                

     This is an awesome book overall because it describes the difference between a toad and a frog, uses amazing pictures for visual learners and provides great descriptions. Enjoy!