April is National Poetry, Garden, Humor, and Math Education month. But did you know that April is also Nation Frog Month? Here are a few titles that will get your readers jumping out of their seats.
Nic Bishop Frogs, photographed and written by Bishop, is a companion to the 2008 Sibert Honor-winning book Nic Bishop Spiders. With clear, informative text and vivid photos, this book about agile amphibians does not disappoint. Readers will enjoy the author’s note at the end of the book which explains that some of these photos were taken in Bishop’s own backyard. To get certain shots, he even trained a frog to catch food right in front of him!
Great for beginning readers, Fun Facts about Frogs is another book full of wonderful frog photographs. Author Carmen Bredeson teaches readers about frogs in a question-and-answer format. Complete with a glossary and life-cycle diagram, Fun Facts about Frogs is a great pick-up.
In more of an environmental twist, learn about how the environment affects frogs in Frogs in Danger by Jim Whiting. Topics of mutated frogs, global warming, and the future of frogs are explored in this photo-filled title. Readers will get information about what they can do to help the earth and the frog population.
Happy National Frog Month!