Toad by the Road: A Year in the Life of These Amazing Amphibians (Hardcover)

A Year in the Life of These Amazing Amphibians

By Joanne Ryder, Maggie Kneen (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805073546, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2007



Explore a toad's life cycle
Toads are small and often unseen by human eyes, but their world is rich and varied. The toads in these eloquent poems describe their many wonders, from sticky fly-catching tongues, to the way they shed skin, and camouflage. Joanne Ryder traces the life cycle of amphibians as they change from springtime tadpoles into full-grown toads that hibernate in winter. Maggie Kneen's illustrations showcase toads in their natural habitat with precise, dramatic detail. You'll never think of toads the same way again "Toad by the Road" is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

Joanne Ryder is the author of numerous books for young readers, including "Earthdance" and A "Fawn in the Grass." She lives in Pacific Grove, California.

Maggie Kneen is the illustrator of many books for children, such as "Thimbleberry Stories" and "Mouse Tail Moon." She lives in Cheshire, England.