Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Little Green Frogs

Little Green Frogs

Frances Barry
Novelty Book
For ages 3 to 5
Candlewick, 2008   ISBN: 978-0763637255

Here we are at a lily pond. What is that floating in the water? Why, it is a collection of little frog eggs. What will happen to these eggs over time?

In this unique novelty fold out book, Frances Barry shows little children how tadpoles hatch out from their eggs, and how they develop from tadpoles into small froglets. Every time you fold out a page in the book you discover what happens next in the frog lifecycle. Then, when all the pages are opened up, you can see five little frogs jumping around in a lily pond.

The author includes some information - in the heart of the paper lily pond - about how to care for and raise tadpoles. Little children will be begging to go to their nearest pond or stream so that they can see, in real life, the extraordinary changes that takes place as a tadpole turns into a frog.