Teddy bears and ducklings, eat your heart out--there's nothing cuter than a red-eyed tree frog. And award-winning photographer Nic Bishop (The Secrets of Animal Flight) roamed through the rain forests of Central America with rolls and rolls of high-speed film to prove it. Preschoolers will be captivated by the slice-of-life story that Joy Cowley and Bishop tell of this adorable amphibian: "Here is an iguana. Frogs do not eat iguanas. Do iguanas eat frogs? The red-eyed tree frog does not wait to find out." Sharp close-up photographs of near misses with a snake, a long froggy leap, a moth lunch, and a little, eyelid-exposing nap mesh perfectly with Cowley's engaging narrative. The "Did You Know?" section in the back recounts the ins and outs, ups and downs of tree-frog life. (Ages 3 to 5) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
PreSchool-Grade 3-In a tropical rain forest in Central America, a red-eyed tree frog spends the night looking for food while avoiding potential predators. Bishop's high-speed photographic techniques transport viewers to this distant world and allow them to see other creatures from the tree frog's perspective. Larger-than-life images document the hunt, brought to a satisfying conclusion as the well-camouflaged frog settles among the leaves to spend the daylight hours in sleep. Cowley's simple text provides a narrative arc for the amazingly sharp, clear photos. Those who want more information can consult the two pages of explanations that follow the story. Accessible to a much younger age group than most books about rain forests, this volume will also attract older readers because of the striking visuals.
Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
My grandson loved it and it counted in reading assignment so it was a win-win.Published 1 day ago by Brown
This book was a gift to grandsons teacher. The academic theme this year is the rainforest. The book is colorful and includes
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The book is not in as good of shape as I expected. I know I purchased a used book but did not expect small tears which won't hold up well in a classroom library.Published on August 30, 2013 by Kathy Booth
My son adores this book and is now a committed frog-fan! The text is simple enough for him to read himself so that is an added bonus!Published on April 27, 2013 by bluebird
This was a Christmas gift for a 7 year old who is a good reader. We gave it to her with a Tree Frog webkin!Published on January 5, 2013 by Linda A. Hammersmith
This book gives a day (or night I should say, since it's a nocturnal creature) in the life of a red-eyed tree frog with neat photos to boot.Published on June 16, 2010 by Mom
Bought it for a friend who is totally frog-crazy, and she really enjoyed it alot, althought it is intended for children the photos are really amazing.Published on December 8, 2008 by Amazon Customer