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5.0 out of 5 stars Research mentor text for elementary students, April 24, 2013
This review is from: Frog Song (Hardcover)
Stunning illustrations and tightly focused text make the new book Frog Song (Guiberson, 2013) an ideal read aloud and independent read for k-5 students. On each two-page layout, Guiberson, the author of many many nonfiction books, describes the characteristics of a particular frog including -

- in varied bold fonts, the frog's sound (TINKTINKTINKTINK! the male midwife toad of Spain "clangs"),

- how a frog takes care of the eggs (in Ecuador, the Surnam toad carries eggs in the skin on its back),

- the role of moisture in the frog's life or the moisture in the frog's habitat (in Borneo, the four-lined tree frog "stirs up a foamy next to keep the eggs moist").

The main idea of this book is that if the sound of frogs is absent from a habitat, there may be environmental problems. In the author's note, Guiberson notes that 1/3 of the world's frogs are "struggling to survive."

There's so many ways to use this book with students - first enjoy it with them. Then use it as a mentor text for writing a tightly focused report with a main idea. For more of my thoughts on teaching with this text, find me by searching sunday cummins wordpress (my blog is Experience Nonfiction) and look at my reviews of k-2 or 3-5 books. See my book at Close Reading of Informational Texts: Assessment-Driven Instruction in Grades 3-8
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frog Song, July 10, 2013
This review is from: Frog Song (Hardcover)
Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illustrated by Gennady Spirin
Henry Holt & Company, 2013
36 pages
Recommended for all!

The stunning artwork is what drew me to this book. Inside you find information about frogs around the world, especially relating to songs and young. Filled with onomatopoeia it will be a treat to read with younger children. Older readers will be able to take away the extra information in the back of the book that tells stats and facts about the featured frogs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Art., June 10, 2013
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This book has a good story for young people. The art work was what drew me to this book first. This was a gift to an artist who loves Grennidy Sperin and was a hit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!, June 12, 2014
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This informative book is truly a thing of beauty. Yes, there's a lot to learn, but what is really striking are the lifelike illustrations, truly works of art. You'll keep going back to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, January 24, 2014
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This is such a great book for curious little minds. It is loaded with detailed, colorful pictures that are sure to captivate the imagination. I recommend it.
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Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson (Hardcover - February 5, 2013)
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