Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kiddie Korner Review: A Place For Frogs by Melissa Stewart

Here's another great children's book we'll be reviewing during Children's Book Week!

Book Details:
Written by Melissa Stewart
Illustrated by Higgins Bond
Hardcover: $16.95ISBN: 978-1-56145-521-8
Total Pages: 32
Size: 10-3/8 x 9-3/8
full color throughout

What We Thought:

Well the kids and I ADORED this one! I loved the fact that it dealt not only with frogs in an educational and fun manner but it also covered environmental awareness. My daughter loves this type of book because she can enjoy looking at the pictures and learning @ the same time! This one had everything from locations of frogs, to life cycle, to how we can keep them safe. It opened up a long line of discussion between me and my daughter about conservation which I really liked. My son also liked this one. Even though he really didn't "get" it because he's 3, he loved the illustrations and learning the names of the different "froggies" depicted in the book.

Overall, I thought this one was excellent!!!!

About The Book:
(from Publisher's website:)

In this simple introduction to frogs and ecology, Melissa Stewart shares with young readers the behavior and beauty of frogs and describes specific ways people can help protect them and their natural habitats.Children learn basic facts about frogs, including where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and other animals. Sidebars throughout the book contain information on how human action has harmed frogs and the many ways people can protect certain frog populations, such as by preserving wetlands and cutting down on pesticide use. Pointers on how youngsters can help frogs in their own neighborhood are also included.Author Melissa Stewart offers children a glimpse into the interconnectedness of our world and shows how the actions of one species can inadvertently harm another. Illustrator Higgins Bond's colorful, realistically detailed watercolor illustrations highlight the diversity of the species—from the northern leopard frog native to Minnesota ponds to the harlequin frog in the rainforests of Central America.
About The Author:

MELISSA STEWART earned degrees from Union College and New York University and worked as an editor. She is the author of more than sixty books and lives in Massachusetts. You can visit Melissa Stewart's website at:

**Thanks to E @ Peachtree Publisher's for providing the review copy!

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