Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Frozen Frogs and other amazing Hibernators by Mary Lindeen –OPTIONAL

Lindeen, Mary Frozen Frogs and other amazing Hibernators 40 pgs. Lerner, 2017.  $19.99.  Content: G.
This book features detailed information about five creatures and their hibernation; frogs, lemurs, snails, snakes, and turtle. It also features smaller blurbs about many other animals that hibernate or have some variation of hibernation. There are many relevant and high quality photographs as well as interesting facts scattered throughout.
I really liked this book and it would be perfect for a lesson on hibernation. However, the cover makes it appear, especially to students, but also to teachers doing a quick shelf search, that is it only about Frogs, which is very misleading. Why not simply title this book Hibernating Creatures or something basic? The cover image is incredibly unappealing and dark, if this book had a hibernating lemur on the cover or a snake, something students are actually interested in, there is higher potential for students to check this out on their own. I might add this book to my collection if I needed a hibernation book, because the content is top notch.

EL (K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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