8If you read my blog often and you see my weekly Non-Fiction Monday posts, you'll notice that I most often feature books with wonderful photography. With young kids and non-fiction, in my own experience, the books are more likely to be picked up and enjoyed if they feature awesome pictures with simple, easy-to-read, informative text. This week, the book I'm featuring is another of those wonderful, necessary combinations, with some of the coolest photographs I've seen, and a very nicely written, educational format.
The Frog Scientist, part of the "Scientists in the Field" series put out by Houghton Mifflin, is written by Pamela S. Turner, with photographs by the very talented Andy Comins. In it, we follow Tyrone, a graduate student, around the world as he attempts to solve the mystery of why frogs are dying everywhere and being born malformed.
The reader not only gets an insider's glimpse into a very cool, unique topic, he or she is treated to some incredibly impressive photographs of frogs and landscapes, as well as backstory on Tyrone's life and experiences. I was very pleased with this title, as I have been with all of the "Scientists in the Field" books I've come across.
This would be a fantastic choice for a school library, both middle and high school, as well as for a homeschooling science unit. A great book!
To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover to link to Amazon.
The Frog Scientist
Pamela S. Turner