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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.

The Book

May 2006
Early Reader / Ages 4 - 8
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2006
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.
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