I started this book with the firmly prefixed notion that frogs are cute little jumpy things. Finishing it… well… frogs are weird. Really weird. The way their legs are attached to their spines is just wacky. And their blobby little eyes and bodies… Ugh.
This book did an alright job discussing basic frog facts as well as the different environments they call home. However, the author was strangely vague in some areas (i.e., saying that a pond “would make a safe home for three or four different kinds of frogs”, but then not stating which species of frog) and the font felt cheap.
Also, the description of mating, though not what could be called graphic will leave kids wondering. (Especially the two pictures showing frogs piggy back.)
Conclusion. Not as good as World’s Weirdest Reptiles, but like that book I would guess Usborne or some similar publishing company has a better book out.
Review © 2015 Laura Verret