This beginner's guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of amphibians.
This addition to the acclaimed About... series uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach younger children what amphibians are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.
With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of amphibians, from frogs and toads to salamanders and more.
An afterword provides details on the animals featured and inspires readers to learn more.
About the Author
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She is the author of more than twenty-five prize-winning nonfiction picture books about animals and habitats. She has created three nature series especially for pre-K and kindergarten students. She lives in North Carolina.
John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received many awards. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books in the About... and About Habitats series. He lives in North Carolina.
"As well suited to young children as its predecessors. . . . The attractive, dignified portraits of the animals in their habitats and the straightforward, informative approach of the text make the book an attractive resource for primary-grade students, yet still simple enough for much younger children to enjoy. . . . A useful addition to a solid science series." —Booklist
"Inviting, informative, and eye-catching." —School Library Journal
"Breathtaking. . . . This is a very fine easy-reading introduction to amphibians that will be savored by young viewers and teachers." —Kirkus Reviews