Place for frogs

by Stewart, Melissa,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 597.8 ST
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 597.8 ST
 
 
Summary

The population of frogs in the United States has been declining for the past fifty years, even in our protected national parks. What dangers do frogs face? How can we help?

A teacher and classroom favorite from Melissa Stewart?s award-winning A Place for? series, which spotlights vanishing species. Perfect for budding scientists, environmentalists, and nature lovers.

In simple yet engaging language, acclaimed science writer Melissa Stewart showcases twelve types of North American frogs, from the wood frog to the now rare Oregon spotted frog. Her clear narrative shows the threats these frogs face, and informative sidebars describe a wide variety of efforts to save them. In addition, remarkable full-color illustrations vividly and accurately depict the frogs within the ecosystems that support their survival.

This nonfiction picture book is part of a prize-winning series designed to inform young readers about a wide range of environmental issues and to present ways people can help protect animals and their natural habitats.

Also available:
A Place for Bats
A Place for Birds
A Place for Butterflies
A Place for Fish
A Place for Turtles

Teacher?s Guide available.

Awards:

Green Earth Book Award (Honor Book, Nonfiction) / Newton Marasco Foundation
NSTA Recommends / National Science Teachers Association

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Similar in concept and format to Stewart and Bond's A Place for Butterflies (2006) and A Place for Birds (2009), this wide-format book shows how people's actions have endangered frogs and what has been done to reverse those environmental threats. A typical double-page spread includes a large, detailed acrylic painting showing various frogs in their habitats; a text for younger children that comments on what frogs need and how people can protect them; and a sidebar telling how a particular species has been threatened and later saved through research and intervention. The message that people's actions can sometimes save endangered species is heartening. The presentation concludes with advice on helping frogs, a page of miscellaneous Frog Facts, and a selected bibliography. Divided into 12 panels, the endpapers show the ranges of a dozen North American frog species mentioned. Written and illustrated with young children in mind, this book is a good starting place for environmental studies.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Frogs -- Habitat -- Juvenile literature.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Juvenile literature.
Frogs.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Publisher Atlanta, Georgia :2016
Edition Revised edition.
Contributors Bond, Higgins, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Maps on lining papers.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, maps ; 25 x 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 1561459011
9781561459018
9781561459025
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