Monday, September 16, 2013
The true adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog
Cheery begins the story as a little Chiricahua Leopard tadpole. He talks about his environment and the dangers of living in his pond. The story talks about how he is loosing all of his siblings until some kind zoo workers help clean up his pond. They take away some of the dangers and return him and his family to their clean home.
I was very impressed with this book. The story is told in such a way that a small child will enjoy it, but an older child will be able to grasp the concept of the rapidly declining numbers of frogs. And they can understand how the zoo workers are trying to create more natural environments for these little creatures. The illustrations are bright and colorful and aid in telling the story. The author has done an incredible amount of research and presented it in an enjoyable way. The book also includes a curriculum guide, additional information on the frogs, and information on the people who helped put this book together. This book will work for parents, but would also be a great addition to the classroom. I'll have to buy another copy for our school, because we are definitely keeping this one.
I received this book free of charge from Five Star Publications in exchange for my honest review.