Since the time of the dinosaurs, frogs have added their birrups and bellows to the music of the earth. Frogs are astonishing in their variety and crucial to ecosystems. Onomatopoeic text and stunning illustrations introduce young readers to these fascinating and important creatures, from Chile to Nepal to Australia.
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Children's Review: Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Gennady Spirin. Holt, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8050-9254-7The team behind Life in the Boreal Forest focuses on a single animal: frogs. The magnificently gifted Spirin paints larger-than-life portraits of 11 frog species from every corner of the world, showin- Publishers Weekly
Brenda Z. Guiberson is the author of many books for children, including Life in the Boreal Forest; Ice Bears; Rain, Rain, Rainforest; The Emperor Lays an Egg; and the bestselling Cactus Hotel. She lives near Seattle, Washington. www.brendazguiberson.com
Gennady Spirin has been awarded five gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, the first prize in both the Bologna and Barcelona International Book Fairs, and has been chosen four times for the New York Times Best Illustrated Books list. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. www.gennadyspirin.com
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