Publication Date: April 1, 2003
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Follow the life of one small frog as he journeys from tadpole to adulthood.
One spring day a frog’s egg hatches in a quiet lake. The tiny tadpole that emerges is weak at first, but little by little he grows stronger. Soon he sprouts legs and swims to the lake’s surface to breathe. A few weeks later he hops out of the lake onto dry land, a young frog at last.
Land turns out to be a very different place from his watery home. The newcomer must learn how to hunt for food. He has to dodge unfamiliar predators. But the little frog is lucky: he survives these dangers.
In simple, poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this nonfiction picture book explores the life cycle of the leopard frog.
Rick Chrustowski is the author/illustrator of several books for young readers. He lives and works in an old farmhouse on a hill in Wisconsin.