Why Frogs are Wet

Why Frogs are Wet

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FrogsFrogs can jump thirty times their own body length, catch insects on the wing, and breathe underwater or on land. But they must always keep their skins wet. Read and find out why!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 195.58 x 243.84 x 5.08mm | 68.04g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • WILLIAM MORROW
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 006445195X
  • 9780064451956
  • 287,739

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LET'S-READ-AND-FIND-OUT ABOUTFrogsFrogs can jump thirty times their own body length, catch insects on the wing, and breathe underwater or on land. But they must always keep their skins wet. Read and find out why!show more

Review Text

Frogs are wet because they need to breathe through the pores in their skin on land (supplementing their lungs) as well as in the water; they are amphibians. Using a visual and tactile - therefore highly concrete - characteristic to distinguish frogs is canny, but wet skin is not the integument of the book, which is actually an introduction to frogs per se; laying eggs, hatching into tadpoles, singing in the mating season, leaping many times their body length, staring without blinking, snaring victims with their long forked tongues. In sum, doing all the things that intrigue small children, who will enjoy this before they are ready for the fuller explanations of Zim, the broader coverage of Hogner. (Kirkus Reviews)show more