Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner
Turner, Pamela S. The Frog Scientist, photographs by Andy Comins, 56 p. Houghton Mifflin, 2009. $18.00. Frogs tell us a lot about the health of an ecosystem, so when something was going wrong with the frogs, Tyrone Hayes knew that something was wrong and that he was the man to study it. This is the story of Tyrone’s journey to becoming a scientist and about the many ways that humans can unthinkingly mess up the balance of nature. Houghton’s Scientists in the Field series is a wealth of well-organized, interesting information of current scientist and important modern science concepts. Don’t dismiss these books for their small page counts – the text and photographs are a wonderful example of excellent writing aimed at today’s students. EL, MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library-Teacher.