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.
★ “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
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
F&P: W, Gr 6, Genre I
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