Time For Kids
by Time for Kids Editors with Kathryn Hoffman Satterfield
Time for Kids does a great job of picking topics for these fast-reading readers - we've learned
about butterflies, bats, plants, storms, earthquakes and more. And now, frogs. Who doesn't
love frogs? The book is packed with wonderful photos from the adorable (a pile of sleepy
red-eyed tree frogs) to the wonderfully icky (the desert spadefoot frog). Because the
book is a level two reader, each two page spread contains a paragraph of information,
a subheading, and photo captions. The author uses sound (ribbet, ribbet), and
terrific active descriptions ("frogs use their eyeballs to swallow food") to keep the
reader glued to every page. There's enough meaty information to make this a great source
for a frog report, and enough fun to make it a great gift for young frog lovers. I know
my young frog lover was very 'hoppy' to have it.
NOTE: Reviewer Jan
Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of
stories and articles for the children's magazine market.