A Wood Frog’s Life

Description

Have you ever wondered how some of nature’s smallest creatures spend their days? Here’s your chance to take a scientifically accurate peek into the life of a wood frog, (Rana Sylvatica), beginning with egg-laying. Striking illustrations and a lively storyline capture the real life challenges of the wood frog. The author also includes a glossary of unfamiliar words.

Wood frogs are common throughout eastern North America. In fact, they live as far north as the Arctic Circle!

Each spring, wood frogs gather in shallow pools of temporary water. The frogs reproduce in these pools because there are no fish to eat their eggs or tadpoles. Wood frogs spend the rest of the year in the woods where food is more plentiful. They are safest in wooded areas because their skin blends with dead leaves.

In winter, wood frogs hibernate under those leaves. They have a special chemical in their blood that keeps them from freezing solid.

Male wood frogs use their voice to attract females. When he forces air out of his lungs, it passes over the vocal cords in his throat. The vocal cords vibrate and give off sound. The air also causes vocal sacs in the frog’s throat and sides to puff out and make his call louder.

  • Author / Illustrator: ‎ John Himmelman
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956381115
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 5 – 8 years

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