Saturday, January 30, 2016

Amphibians and Reptiles by Katharine Hall from Arbordale Publishing

ISBN: 9781628555608
Paperback $9.95
About the book: What makes a frog an amphibian but a snake a reptile? Both classes may lay eggs, but they have different skin coverings and breathe in different ways. Pages of fun facts will help kids identify each animal in the class like a pro after reading the fourth book in Arbordale's Compare and Contrast series. Similar to Polar Bears and Penguins, Clouds and Trees; Amphibians and Reptiles uses stunning photographs and simple non-fiction text to get kids thinking about the similarities and differences between these two animal classes.

My thoughts: I love Arbordale's Compare and Contrast books. When comparisons or differences are observed during study, the facts of each animal, critter, or object become more firmly planted in the memory. It also aids in the creative thinking process. 

This little book of frogs and snakes (frogs are amphibians and snakes are reptiles), etc. will delight most children. Dare I to say "boys"? The illustrations simply shine with "slime" and pebbly skin is clearly seen. Clear and closeup photography is very good. The text is brief and concise accompanying each picture or spread. This will become a good source of reference for the young child as they begin to learn about amphibians and reptiles.

The book begins....

  • There are three main types of amphibians - pictures, with brief text
  • There are four different kinds of reptiles - pictures, with brief text
  • Amphibians and reptiles are cold-blooded
At the back of the book the "For Creative Minds" section gives material on Vertebrate Classes, Amphibian or Reptile Sorting, Herpetology (study of amphibians and reptiles), and Amphibian Life Cycle Sequencing. Tremendous information that will facilitate using this book spanning the entire elementary age group.

This is another winner in the Arbordale series of books. I highly recommend it.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Arbordale Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great book, especially for homeschool science! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! :)


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