Saturday, Apr 4, 2015
This was one of the shortest and most fun books I’ve read in a long while. The pictures of the frogs and toads are gorgeous. The pictures are why I picked up the book in the first place.
While I can’t pretend that I’ll remember all the facts (the Latin names have already slipped through my mind), I doubt I’ll forget the wide variety, rich colors, and sheer awesomeness of the amphibians on display throughout the book. Weird Frogs reminded me of Rebecca Johnson’s science books for kids, such as When Lunch Fights Back, Zombie Makers, and Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom. All these books impart information about the world we live in, particularly the animals, while entertaining us with interesting facts and awe-inspiring photographs.
While Weird Frogs is a children’s book, the pictures are ageless, and you are never too old to learn something new. Indeed, I sometimes find that the children’s books are perfect for learning the basic facts about a subject. A little succinct knowledge can be very satisfying.