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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: About (Peachtree)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers; 1 edition (February 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561453129
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561453122
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...breathtaking.... This is a very fine easy-reading introduction to amphibians that will be savored by young viewers and teachers." ---Kirkus Reviews

"...inviting, informative, and eye-catching." --School Library Journal

"...as well suited to young children as its predecessors.... The attractive, dignified portraits of the animals in their habitats and the straightforward, informative approach of the text make the book an attractive resource for primary-grade students, yet still simple enough for much younger children to enjoy.... A useful addition to a solid science series." -Booklist "This is an outstanding book.... The text is easy to read and, at the same time, informative. The outstanding illustrations are in brilliant color." --Science Books and Films

"...inviting, informative, and eye-catching." --School Library Journal

"...as well suited to young children as its predecessors.... The attractive, dignified portraits of the animals in their habitats and the straightforward, informative approach of the text make the book an attractive resource for primary-grade students, yet still simple enough for much younger children to enjoy.... A useful addition to a solid science series." -Booklist "This is an outstanding book.... The text is easy to read and, at the same time, informative. The outstanding illustrations are in brilliant color." --Science Books and Films

About the Author

CATHRYN SILL, a graduate of Western Carolina University, has been an elementary school teacher for fifteen years. With her husband John and brother-in-law Ben, she co-authored A Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America, Another Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America, and Beyond Birdwatching.

JOHN SILL, a North Carolina native, holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has gained several awards and an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist.

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Review by Lucy H., age 7, Tampa Bay Mensa

This is a short non-fiction book about different kinds of amphibians. I learned about what they eat, if they have camouflage, and even about the life cycle of a frog.

I like that I can look back into this book for facts the next time I have a school project on amphibians. I also really liked the part about camouflage, because it is like a fun game of hide and seek. The illustrations were great too, because they all have the right colors and look real.

Even though the book was interesting, I didn’t like how it only has one sentence on each page. I think the author could have taught the reader more. Otherwise the book was just right.

I think the book is best suited for kids in kindergarten and lower, because it is very simple. I recommend it to just boys, because amphibians might gross girls out. But, it didn’t gross me out because I am used to reading gross things.

Overall I give it 4 stars.
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By sunny swimmer on February 25, 2010
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This is the 5th book in this series that we have purchased for out toddler, and each one is just as good as the last. The illustrations are are phenomenal, the text simple but very informative, and everything comes together beautifully. I am certain that this book and series would be age appropriate for children as old as 8, but certainly are very good for curious toddlers as well. So happy to have found this series!
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About Amphibians gives just the right amount of information for preschool children, piquing their interest and satisfying that curiosity of those who wanted more facts with the section at the end. The pictures are wonderful and we appreciate that each animal is identified.
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I am a fan of Cathryn and John Sill. I am trying to complete my ABOUT ....series . The books are so helpful in introducing my preschoolers to Animal Classification, habitats, etc. The children enjoy the pictures and remember the information well.
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I loved this book -- I do frog & toad surveys for a park and wanted something to help children not be afraid of amphibians and this book is great -- pictures are wonderful too.
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