Amphibian Acrobats

by Leslie Bulion
Illustrated by Robert Meganck
Category: Themes: Animals
Leslie Bulion and Robert Meganck are back with another cross-curricular celebration of science and poetry—this time starring frogs, toads, salamanders, and more. A teacher favorite!  
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  • ISBN: 9781682630983
  • Publication date: 03/01/2020
  • Page Count: 60
  • Size: 7-3/8" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • ISBN: 9781682631843
  • Publication date: 03/01/2020
  • Page Count: 60
  • Size: 7-3/8" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • ISBN: 9781682632369
  • Publication date: 04/08/2020
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Description

Leslie Bulion and Robert Meganck are back with another cross-curricular celebration of science and poetry—this time starring frogs, toads, salamanders, and more. A teacher favorite!

★ “Once again, Bulion awes—and ewws—readers with facts disguised as fun.”—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

★ “A completely satisfying package…. Child readers and educators will find themselves enthralled by short, punchy poems and the science behind them.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Step right up and learn all about the remarkable stars of Leslie Bulion’s Amphibian Acrobats show! Marvel at the jaw-dropping dexterity of “Daredevil Free-Climbers,” the astounding agility of “The Olympic Jumpers,” the awe-inspiring stamina of the intrepid “Marathoners,” and more!

Leslie Bulion’s lively poems pair with Robert Meganck’s colorful, zany art in this cross-curricular celebration of science and language. Thorough back matter includes a science glossary, notes on poetry forms, and resources for information about these extraordinary animals.

Author/Illustrator

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Leslie Bulion

Author

Leslie Bulion has graduate degrees in oceanography and social work. She has written parenting and education articles and is the author of several children’s books.

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Robert Meganck

Illustrator

Robert Meganck is professor emeritus of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned a BFA from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has received more than 300 regional, national, and international awards for his illustration and graphic design work.

Reviews

“A completely satisfying package… It’s impossible not to warm to herpetology after reading aloud poems… Meganck’s wry cartoons amplify the humor. The backmatter, strong as the main text, serves young readers well but will also spur teachers interested in multidisciplinary units on to new heights… Child readers and educators will find themselves enthralled by short, punchy poems and the science behind them.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Using the same format as Superlative Birds (2019) and Leaf Litter Critters (2018), which never gets old, Bulion pairs jaunty poems with science notes…. The thorough yet equally spirited science notes complement the poems… Once again, Bulion awes—and ewws—readers with facts disguised as fun.”—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

“Delightful… The joyful poems beg to be read aloud… The jaunty illustrations amplify the text’s humor….a fun and informative addition for nature lovers.” —School Library Journal

Awards

Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels List —National Council of Teachers of English, 2021

Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award Silver Honor —California Reading Association, 2020

Resources

Resources: Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide

More Details

F&P: W, Gr 6, Genre I
Lexile: 1190L
Themes: Amphibians, Caecilians, Frogs, Salamanders, Science Poetry
BISAC 1: JNF003340 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Frogs & Toads
BISAC 2: JNF003190 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
BISAC 3: JNF042010 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / Humorous