Synopses & Reviews
Wendy Pfeffer describes the amazing metamorphosis from tiny, jellylike egg, to little fishy tadpole, to great big bullfrog. Holly Keller has created the archetypal frog pond and we see it through the seasons as the tadpoles grow legs and lungs and eventually hop onto land: bullfrogs at last. "Well-designed ink drawings washed with soft-toned watercolors stretch across the double-page spreads, showing the action above and below water level. . . .an attractive, general introduction."—BL.
1994 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)
Best Children's Science Books, 1994 (Science Books and Films)
Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series
A tadpole is a baby frog!
Female frogs lay masses of jelly-coated eggs in the water, but what hatches from each egg isn't a frog yet—it's a tadpole. Tadpoles are likely tiny fish that breathe underwater through gills. As the tadpole gets older, it loses its fishy tail and its gills and grows legs and develops lungs. The tadpole has become a frog. From Tadpole to Frog is a lovely first look at this amazing metamorphosis.
About the Author
Wendy Pfeffer is the author of several titles in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including From Tadpole to Frog
, What's It Like to Be a Fish?
, From Seed to Pumpkin
, Sounds All Around
, Wiggling Worms at Work
, Dolphin Talk
, and Life in a Coral Reef
. She lives in Pennington, New Jersey.
Holly Keller is the creator of many popular books for children, including the Horace books, Farfallina & Marcel, and Help! In applauding her work, School Library Journal noted that she is "an author/artist who truly understands children." Holly Keller lives in New Haven, Connecticut.