The team of Brenda Guiberson and Gennady Spirin has created another stunning science picture book. Frogs from all over the world are featured in detailed double page illustrations. Guiberson writes clever descriptions of eleven exotic frog species. Spirin creates the artwork using tempera, watercolor, and pencil on watercolor paper. Knowing that there is no computer manipulation in Spirin’s paintings makes them even more astonishing. Frog Song includes a bibliography, a list of recommended websites, and a gallery of frogs and fun facts. Did you know that the male Darwin frog incubates his tadpoles in his vocal chords, then releases the “froglets” when they’re ready? Learn that and much more while you pore over the detailed illustrations. Guiberson and Spirin also teamed up for Life in the Boreal Forest.
Recommended by Victoria for middle elementary grades to adults.