This is one in a series of books for young children that chronicles the lives of familiar animals. Illustrations by Bert Kitchen are accompanied by a lyrical text for parents to read with their children. This book explores the life of the frog.
From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-An exploration of the life cycles of two animals, told in story format. The lyrical narratives have somewhat sophisticated language, which makes these titles inaccessible to newly independent readers, and their British origin is evident as both books focus on the European species. While the lives of these creatures are basically the same, American readers may be misled by certain statements. For example, one of the frog’s major predators listed is the hedgehog, which is not found in the U.S. The fact that the featured animals are European is only found in the fact pages at the back of the books, and young readers might end up with some erroneous information. Of the two, The Rabbit is slightly more successful because it is more general. Full-page, striking illustrations in muted colors accompany the texts.
Arwen Marshall, formerly at New York Public Library
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