by Melissa Stewart
Illustrated by Higgins Bond
Expected release April1, 2016
Nonfiction Picture Book
Review copy provided by publisher
Melissa Stewart and Higgins Bond team up once again, as they did in A Place for Butterflies and A Place for Birds, to bring readers a book that will make them think about the impact humans have on animals and the environment and what we can do to change things.
Melissa Stewart is a master at writing nonfiction for children.
Each page is set up with simpler text at the top of each page, many of them following a similar pattern, "When people ......., frogs can live and grow." This will help young readers make the connection of what we humans can do, rather than just sharing the factors that are endangering frogs.
Within the illustrations below the text, there is an enlarged illustration and a text box giving more detailed information about the text above.
Higgins Bond's illustration are incredibly detailed and realistic and work with the text perfectly to convey this important message.
At the end of the book there is a section listing ways children (and adults) can protect and help frogs such as leaving the frogs alone in their environment and not purchasing frogs from pet stores.
The end papers include maps of the US and the shaded regions of different frog species.
A Place for Frogs should have a place in every K-5 classroom and library.
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