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Amazing Amphibians
Amazing Amphibians

Amazing Amphibians

30 Activities and Observations for Exploring Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, and More

7-9 2nd - 4th grades

Young Naturalists

JUVENILE NONFICTION

128 Pages, 11 x 8.5

Formats: EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9781641600729

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jan 2020)

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Overview

Dive into the weird and wonderful world of amphibians!

Young nature enthusiasts will learn these and other fascinating facts about amphibians in this colorful, interactive resource. Readers will explore the major amphibian groups—frogs, salamanders, and caecilians— including their anatomy, behavior, and conservation needs, and will learn about slime, venom, hibernation, and much more. Amazing Amphibians gives a full-color overview of amphibian life history, highlights a number of fascinating species, and explains characteristics of amphibians, such as egg-laying, metamorphosis, and ectothermy. With encouragement to "Try This," "Look For," and "Listen For," kids participate in 30 hands-on activities that promote observation and analysis, writing and drawing, math and science, and nature literacy skills. This useful resource includes a glossary of scientific terms, a list of amphibian orders, and a teacher's guide to initiate classroom discussion. Did you know . . .•Goliath frogs can grow to 6½ pounds and jump 10 feet in a single leap?•The mudpuppy, a species of salamander, gets its name from the doglike barking sound it makes when out of the water?•The North American wood frog can survive brutal winters, even after it has frozen solid?

Author Biography

Lisa J. Amstutz holds degrees in biology and ecology/environmental science, and, as a former outdoor educator, she is passionate about connecting kids with nature. Amstutz is the author of more than 100 children's books and serves as assistant regional advisor for the Ohio: North chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.