For the last few weeks, life at our house has been dominated by a frog frenzy. Vermont had a wet spring followed by a hot summer, and the result seems to be an abundance of amphibious life of all sorts. My seven-year old has become quite the salamander hunter and frog catcher. This has caused us to revisit various related resources that we have around the house, including Frogs by Gail Gibbons.
Like other Gibbons titles, Frogs is thorough, well-illustrated and full of the kind of very specific details that kids seem to be unable to get enough of. From life cycle to living conditions, Frogs covers the basic facts well, and does so with Gibbons' trademark voice; one that is both authoritative but also able to meet kids at their level. I have always loved the way that Gibbons writes for children in a way that assumes their intelligence and curiousity, and her writing in Frogs is no exception.
A frog found in the front yard at our house, you can read more about it here
An itty bitty frog found by Emily and her boys near their home in North Wales
Another of Emily's tiny frogs
From fellow TMG contributor Dawn
Another photo from Dawn, this time of tadpoles
We'd love to share a few of your frog photos here on TMG if you've got them. If frogs are enjoying their popularity with you and yours, and you've got photographic evidence, send it my way at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy frog hunting!