lizards, frogs, and polliwogs

lizards, frogs, and polliwogs

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From transparent glass frogs and ravenous rattlesnakes to sticky geckos and stressed-out skinks, this slithery spectacle showcases once again Douglas Florian's incomparable skill for making poetry informative, fun—and irresistible!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152052485
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 125,429
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

DOUGLAS FLORIAN paints and writes poetry in New York City. His mammalabilia collection was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

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"Lots of fun for a wide age range—including adults."—Booklist

"Florian finds mischievous reptile lore that will make young readers laugh."—Publishers Weekly
"A delightfully poetic peek into the world of reptiles and amphibians . . .children will giggle and holler for more."—The Boston Herald

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Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
dennislankau on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of funny poems, each having to do with different reptiles, such as the tortoise, gecko, crocodile, iguna and cobra. This is another book that could be utilized for k-3 students.* To be used in k-3 classroom, read aloud, vocabulary.
dahabdabbler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of 21 poems all about reptiles and amphibians, such as the bullfrog, newt, gecko, cobra, and iguana. It is a great mix of humor and nonfiction accompanied by creative and unique paintings.What can I say? I liked Insectlopedia so much that when I saw this one on the shelf I had to pick it up too. I like Insectlopedia better, but I can¿t put my finger on why. Again, Florian uses a variety of types of poems and invented words. My favorite word was `toadally¿ because I¿ve used that one before in a display. I liked best the two concrete poems, one about a cobra and one about a gecko. I also enjoyed the way the letters were written in `The Polliwogs¿ ¿ they match the movement of the animals described. I love that creativity! These two books are must-haves for any elementary science teachers. They would be a great way to integrate the language arts into science, or science into language arts!
lillysmom20 More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 2 year old daughter for our story times and she loves it. It is also very fun to read. I purchased another for a friend. I can't figure out why the local book stores do not carry this author. He is great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My seven year old son is a big fan of reptiles and amphibians, so when I saw this book I thought I'd give it a try even though poetry can be a tough sell at bedtime. He loved it and so did his little sister! Now I give it as birthday gifts to his classmates. Great book, wonderful poems.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is entertaining to the max, but at the same time, it's subtly teaching facts about these fascinating creatures. He's obviously done his research. The combination of humor, whimsy, and solid fact reminds me of Loco for Lizards, another laugh out loud funny book that's packed with solid information.