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Frog Song - February, 2013
Written by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Illustrated by Gennady Spirin
HC ISBN: 978-0-8050-9254-7
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
★ "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."
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