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Growing Frogs [Paperback]

Vivian French , Alison Bartlett
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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7 Jan 2008
What happens when you take an empty fish tank, add some pond water, scoop in some frogspawn ... and wait? Curious young minds will love learning about how frogs grow in this picture book which combines story with information. Previously part of the acclaimed Read and Wonder series, Growing Frogs has been re-launched in the new Nature Storybooks series with a brand new look.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker; Library ed edition (7 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406312061
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406312065
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 27.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Vivian French is the author of over two hundred books, including the wildly popular series Tales from the Five Kingdoms. She lives in Edinburgh.

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"Vivian French is a sublime storyteller" Sunday Telegraph

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Although this is first and foremost a storybook Growing Frogs also goes into detail of how to keep frogspawn and hatch your own frogs. The book is split into two sections: the story section which features large, clear text and then the factual and practical part is delivered in smaller text.

The story itself is of a young girl who collects some frogspawn and watches as it first turns into tadpoles and then into frogs. The factual text gives more precise details on fertilisation, collecting and keeping frogspawn, the development and care of the tadpoles and how they grow into fully formed frogs. The illustrations also clearly show the development of the tadpoles as they grow legs and become frogs.

Collecting frogspawn and watching it develop is a fascinating project that costs absolutely nothing, keeps children occupied and incredibly happy and, if the frogs are then returned to the place where the frogspawn was originally found, no damage is done to the environment. Frogs are an increasingly endangered species and this book highlights how we can all help protect them for future generations. Growing Frogs is a great book that successfully combines fact and fiction in an enjoyable and informative way, making it much more fun than a traditional non-fiction book on the same subject. (Ages 3 to 6) --Miranda Warren --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


"The pictures are terrific and the whole thing will keep young naturalists very entertained." Financial Times"

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars frogs are wonderful 5 Dec 2006
This book explains how slimey frogspawn turns into tadpoles which, quite surprisingly, grow legs and eventually turn into frogs. The facts are brought over by a story of a girl who collects frogspawn and watches with excitement as they change. The book is entertaining, factually educational, and awakes an interest in nature ... and teaches us that frogs are fascinating.

Great to read aloud with lovely lively pictures

For children aged 4 and above
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Children on growing Frogs 7 May 2001
I bought this book two weeks ago for my son who is nearly 3 years old. It is a simply to follow book with good illustration and has helped him to understand what the tadpoles we have are doing and what they are going to grow into. Well worth investing in this book, if you are growing frogs for your children
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5.0 out of 5 stars School Book 26 Mar 2014
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The teacher chose this book for the children in reception class who love the pictures and can recognise some words
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5.0 out of 5 stars Growing Frogs 5 May 2011
By yoly
I ordered this book for my 5 year old daughter and she loved it. Not only is this book a nice story but it gives great simple advise for children looking after their first tadpoles. Great illustrations to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely factual story book. 9 Aug 2014
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A lovely factual story book which my Reception Class really enjoyed. Used it alongside a topic on frogs including a pond visit so lots of links between the story and our findings. Nice illustrations too. Bought used but was in reasonable condition as stated and arrived quickly.
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