by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019
After publishing dozens of science picture books featuring various animals, Steve Jenkins and Robin Page give readers a glimpse into the fascinating world of frogs. The survey book packs a lot of information into 33 pages.
The first page is an interesting introduction to frogs. Did you know frogs live on every continent except Antarctica? The book then focuses on rare species such as the ornate horned frog, tomato frog, and waxy monkey frog.
A two-page spread illustrates the physical features of frogs using scientific terminology. Bold, cut and torn paper collage illustrations depict the various species of frogs. My personal favorite is the front view of the Amazon horned frog on page 21. Near the end of the picture book, the authors describe dangers facing frogs today including pollution, climate change, and loss of habitat.
The Frog Book is sure to be a hit with readers who like learning about amphibians, and it may even give readers a new admiration for the importance of frogs in our environment. Math and science-minded readers will have a great time poring over the table featured on the final two pages of the book. Each frog from the book is listed with information about size, diet and location.