And the Bullfrogs Sing: A Life Cycle Begins

illus. by Kate Cosgrove. 32p. further reading. websites. Holiday House. May 2019. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780823438341.
PreS-Gr 2-Starting with a lyrical title, the content illustrates the life cycle of the bullfrog. Young readers are provided with all the elements necessary to learn about growth cycle, diet, predators, and hibernation. Cosgrove's visuals compliment Harrison's text; the pictures and words flow together smoothly and offer an attractive presentation. One element is omitted: the male's role of fertilizing the eggs. Harrison focuses on the female choosing her mate among the full-throated bigger males. End matter consists of fast facts about bullfrogs and recommended books and websites.
VERDICT A storytime selection, suitable for the juvenile nonfiction picture book collection.-Nancy Call, formerly at Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA

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