Noisy Frog Sing-Along

illus. by author. 32p. Dawn. Sept. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-58469-339-0; pap. $8.95. ISBN 978-1-58469-340-6. LC 2013009691.
PreS-Gr 1—In this follow-up to Noisy Bug Sing-Along (Dawn, 2013), Himmelman wows with large-scale, realistic paintings of various frogs and toads in their natural habitats. After a paragraph introducing why and how these creatures produce sounds, each following spread features one species, from peepers and toads to bullfrogs and pickerels. The richly colored backgrounds are as varied as a purple sky above a creek and a blazing desert. The author includes a silent salamander, explaining its close relation as an amphibian. Many children will enjoy mimicking the diverse noises, and budding biologists will savor the illustrations.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA

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