Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Giveaway - A PLACE FOR FROGS written by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Higgins Bond

About Book

This fact-filled, colorful look at the amazing world of frogs includes a call to action to protect these fascinating creatures.

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.

Age 6-10
  • Hardcover
  • Total Pages: 32
  • Size: 10 3/8 x 9 3/8
ISBN: 978-1-56145-521-8

Published by Peachtree Publishers

Where to buy: AmazonBarnes&Noble

About Author

Feel free to use this biography and photo in conference materials and printed media:
Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 150 science books for children. She has always been fascinated by the natural world and is passionate about sharing its beauty and wonder with readers of all ages.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and a master’s degree in science journalism from New York University, Melissa worked as a children’s book editor for nine years before becoming a fulltime writer in 2000. She has written everything from board books for preschoolers to magazine articles for adults.

Melissa believes that nothing brings nonfiction writing to life like firsthand research. While gathering information for her books, she has explored tropical rain forests in Costa Rica, gone on safari in East Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands.

When Melissa isn't writing or exploring the natural world, she spends time speaking at schools, libraries, nature centers, and educator conferences. She serves on the Board of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Keene State College Children’s Literature Festival.

Visit Melissa's website here

About Illustrator

Higgins Bond received a BFA from the Memphis College of Art and has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Tennessee.

You can visit Higgins Bond’s website here.

of one Hardcover copy of A PLACE FOR FROGS
one winner
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giveaway will be October 17-23, 2012. 

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My Thoughts

There is so much to say about this book but first let me give you the headliners that you will read each time you turn a page:

  • A Frog's life
  • California Red-Legged Frog
  • Northern Leopard Frog
  • Western Toad
  • Oregon Spotted Frog
  • Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog
  • Houston Toad
  • Wood Frog
  • Gopher Frog
  • Pine Barrens Tree Frog
  • Puerto Rico Frog
  • Harlequin Frog
  • We Need Frogs
  • Other Animals Need Frogs
  • Helping Frogs
  • Fascinating Frog Facts
So you see there is so much to read and learn about frogs from all over our beautiful Planet Earth. Isn't it amazing that there are ways we can actually help frogs.

When I was a child many many years ago I had a great fondness for frogs and I still find them fascinating to this very day.  As a child I even dreamed about frogs. My husband likes to buy me nicknack frogs. I have a little one on top of my computer monitor that stares at me while I am on the computer

The Houston Toad is the frog I spent my childhood playing with.  

A PLACE FOR FROGS is a great source of information to learn about frogs.  Teachers, librarians, homeschoolers and  parents you will want to add this book to your bookshelves.  

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publisher for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.

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  1. Looks way cute! I have a 2-year-old niece that just moved in with me. She loves both books and all kinds of animals. I'd totally give it to her for christmas! :D

  2. This looks like a beautiful book perfect for sharing with my students. Frogs are such a fascinating animals to read about.

    hg195 at yahoo dot com

  3. This book looks terrific and I love the illustrations. My best friend is a teacher and I'm always on the look out for books for her and her classroom!

  4. What a wonderful educational book. I would love to share this book with my boys. They love nature and animals.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

    1. Congratulations! You have won a hardcover copy of A PLACE FOR FROGS by Melissa Stewart. I will be getting in touch with you soon.

  5. This looks like a wonderful and educational book. There is something absolutely fascinating about frogs. Thanks for sharing this book in the Kid Lit Blog Hop! :D


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