Entries Tagged as 'Frogs'

The Great Kapok Tree

April 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT, as part of our ongoing series celebrating Environmental Education Week When two men enter the Amazon rainforest, the vibrant sounds of life cease and there is an sense of unease. One of the men directs the other to cut down a large Kapok tree and leaves. The other man begins to chip away at the […]

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The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN What do you do when you notice all hell’s broken loose? That’s the question frog researcher Edgardo Griffith faced when he observed the dramatically declining populations of Panama’s national amphibian symbol, the golden frog.  And it’s what award-winning author Sandra Markle sets off to document in this adventuresome book that […]

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The Dancing Pig

July 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY This colorful picture book by Judy Sierra and Jesse Sweetwater brings to life a folktale from Bali, in which a dancing pig saves twin girls from an ogress. Using bold illustrations and expressive language, The Dancing Pig recounts the rescue — which involves a bunch of musical frogs and a mouse — and […]

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May 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Kiddo and I were surprised that I hadn’t reviewed Tuesday for Vegbooks. We love this book, because as kiddo puts it, “It’s funny and strange.” With few words and very detailed illustrations, David Wiesner has crafted a tale about flying frogs. Mysteriously, one Tuesday night, the frogs rise up on their […]

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