A School Library Journal Best Book An ALA Notable Children's Book
Amazing frogs way up close!
Frogs are an endless ource of fascinatino, especially when looked at close-up through the lens of Nic Bishop's cameras. Amazing images show the beauty and diversity of frogs from around the world. Simple, engaging text conveys basic information about frogs as well as cool and quirky facts. From tiny poison dart frogs to mammoth bullfrogs, take a tour of this exciting amphibian world with Nic Bishop.
* "Amazing photographs are the stars... The texts are informative, covering basic anatomical, behavioral,and reproductive facts about frogs and spiders at an appropriate early-elementary level....stunningly crisp, colorful, and beautifully reproduced; it is difficult to stop gazing...The frogs, in particular, are irresistible, either in close-ups of their faces peering out from the pages or frozen in spectacular mid-jump photos." — Horn Book, starred review
* "Stupendous photographs combine with a genuinely enthusiastic text to open readers” eyes to this lowly amphibian like nothing has before. Gorgeous full-bleed photos present ordinary garden toads and wood frogs with as much affection and admiration as their more exotic counterparts, golden eyes, glistening skin and all captured with incredible clarity. The text is a series of happy factlets that, when finished, provide a surprisingly thorough overview of frog physiology and behavior. In their detail, these tidbits go straight to kids” interests" — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "...clear text and super-duper photos. A nice personal touch is an enthusiastic author”s note, wherein Bishop describes his methods and the pleasure of pursuing frogs to photograph." — School Library Journal, starred review