Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Hidden Life of a Toad by Doug Wechsler –OPTIONAL

Wechsler, Doug The Hidden Life of a Toad.  PICTURE BOOK.  25 pgs. Charlesbridge, 2017.  $17.99.  Content: G.
This book follows the life cycle of a toad, from embryo to tadpole to toadlet to full grown toad. It includes large photographs for each and every stage of the journey.
Just right for a read-aloud with a kindergarten or first grade, or for second graders to read on their own. This would be a nice addition to your reptile book collection. My only complaint is the colors chosen for the informational portions of the page is fairly subdued and the presentation is very rigid, giving it a dated feel. Many of the non-fiction books that are coming out from other publishers have fun fact bubbles, picture shape variety and bright colors to help hold readers interest and provide a more modern feel.
EL(K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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