Ribbit! The Truth About Frogs

Reycraft. Apr. 2022. 32p. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781478875871.
Gr 1-3–This series entry has informative text and eye-catching images on a familiar creature; each spread poses a question, such as “How Do Frogs Eat?,” and then answers it with brief paragraphs and photographs of different frogs. The right page also features a “Leaping Legs” in the margin, where an illustrated frog addresses readers directly. The drawings are cute and quite a stark contrast with the vivid photography. Children eager to learn more about frogs will enjoy the question-and-answer, true-or-false bonus material at the end, the sheer variety of frogs presented, and the ideas for attracting frogs in their own backyards. Adults will appreciate the conservation considerations and practical suggestions of how to approach frogs in the wild. While the back matter includes online resources and a glossary, words are not defined within the text, and early readers may need some help with comprehension.
VERDICT Factual and fun to look at, hand this to readers ready for independent study, or share with those who may need a boost.

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