Slippery, Slimy Baby Frogs (Hardcover)

By Sandra Markle

Walker & Company, 9780802780621, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2006



Nature puts on one of its flashiest shows as unique tadpoles transform into adult frogs. Spot slimy frog eggs in foam nests, in pouches in their father's legs, and hidden under wet moss. Watch as tadpoles try to survive in a dangerous world. Some must fend for themselves from birth, while others are protected by parents each with their own unique and surprising hiding places from mouths to legs to backs. Brilliant color photographs reveal how tadpoles change from smooth, legless swimmers into colorful, air-breathing jumpers. Science expert Sandra Markle's introduction to baby frogs from around the world will captivate young fans of these slippery, slimy amphibians.

About the Author

Sandra Markle is a former elementary school science teacher who has written more than four dozen nonfiction books for children, including Creepy, Crawly Baby Bugs and sixteen books in the popular Outside and Inside series. Her research and writing have earned many awards and glowing reviews. Sandra lives with her husband, Skip, in New Zealand.