Slippery, Slimy Baby Frogs

Slippery, Slimy Baby Frogs (Hardcover)

Bibliographical Information: Markle, S. (2006). Slippery, Slimy Baby Frogs. New York: Walker & Co.

Brief Annotation: This picture book is also a trade book and gives a brief summary and description of different frogs. The book provides information regarding the way they live, mate, survive, etc.  It also discusses how certain animals eat the frogs and their eggs.  At the end, there is a glossary of terms used in the book as well as a map of where the frogs are from.

Genre: Science

Grade Level: Kindergarten-5

Readers who will like this: This book would be great for anyone interested in frogs, young or old.  Children love learning facts about different animals and amphibians, and I think this book does a great job explaining multiple frog types. 

Rating/Response: 5 Not only are the images in this book vibrant and helpful in understanding different frog types, there is a lot of information for students to learn about when reading about frogs.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What do we already know about frogs?

Reading Strategy: Science

Rationale for Strategy: I chose this book because it would be great for a unit discussing frogs.  I think it uses simple enough language for students to comprehend as well as provides multiple frog types for children to learn about and get an idea for.

Posted by: Brittany Billiet

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