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Frog Song

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Frog Song - February, 2013
Written by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Illustrated by Gennady Spirin

HC ISBN: 978-0-8050-9254-7
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

"Frogs have a song for trees, bogs, burrows, and logs.

Croak! Ribbet! BZZZT!"

Since the time of the dinosaurs, frogs have added their birrups and bellows to the music of the earth.

This book introduces fascinating frogs crucial to ecosystems from Oklahoma to Chile to Australia.

"A frog song is a celebration of clean water, plants, and insects to eat."

Awards and Accolades

* NPR Best Book of the Year
* Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
* IRA Teachers' Choices
* Green Earth Book Award Honor Book
* Junior Library Guild Selection
* Capitol Choice Noteworthy Book
* NCSS-CBC: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
* NPR Best Field Trip Book
* New York Public Library Best Children's Books of 2013
* NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Title

"There is just enough information to interest older children who can read the book themselves, but the realistic pictures and fascinating facts can be shared one-on-one with younger children as well."

-- School Library Journal, starred review

"The magnificently gifted Spirin paints larger-than-life portraits of 11 frog species from every corner of the world. . . The consciousness of the fragility of frogs and their dependence on clean air and water to survive is emphasized throughout. Guiberson speaks of frog voices as a beacon, a signal of the Earth's continued health."

-- Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"The impression that emerges is one of extraordinary biodiversity begging to be appreciated and protected." -- NY Times (full review)

"Another harmonious salute to the natural world by an accomplished pair."

-- Kirkus Reviews

"The fascinating facts and impressive tempera, watercolor, and pencil illustrations make this a distinctive introduction to frogs."

-- Booklist