What are frogs? Are they reptiles or amphibians? Meanwhile, are tadpoles a type of fish? (They aren't, for the record, though some do resemble minnows unless you look closely.)
I know about frogs because I was someone that watched a lot of nature shows as a kid. But not everyone does, and why they are so important. There are also new things that I learned, like a frog with baggy skin in Lake Titicaca and different local groups dedicated to amphibious preservation. We don't have to do everything, but every little step counts.
While I know the Science Comics are educational, the bear joke paying off made me laugh and I wonder how the world of frog classrooms work. It would be fascinating to see spinoffs that talk about the worldbuilding, maybe about how ecosystems overlap.
Liz Prince (Tomboy)’s loose, cartoony style is a perfect match for this collection of fascinating facts about frogs. This is the best kind of educational comic, one that teaches the reader while keeping their interest so much they might not realize how much they’re learning, on an unusual subject with plenty of awesome facts.
I find Science Comics to be really helpfully informative. I've used the information I learned already in my reading lessons because we were reading about frogs and a question came up that I could newly answer. They are dense text and might benefit from being respected as reading real books as all graphic novels should be. It's informative in an entertaining way. Great read aloud to go with a frog unit.
Join Fran in Amphibian Academy, and learn all you'd ever want to know about the amazing frog. This terrific makes-learnin'-fun graphic would make a great addition to any classroom or school library.
Great graphic novel all about frogs and tadpoles. I think this is a great way for kids to learn these scientific concepts. The concepts are presented as a story in graphic novel format. They follow the adventures of Fran as they learn all about these fascinating animals from a green tadpole. The little tadpole goes along for the ride with Fran in a small fish bowl. The tadpole leads the tour and shows Fran all the different aspects of the lives of frogs and tadpoles. Many species are featured, worldwide. Their biology is well-explained, at a level kids can understand. Some remarkable facts are presented and interesting species are shown. Some have unique adaptations that allow them to survive more harsh environments. The graphics are fantastic. The drawings show the frogs, their internal organs, the tadpoles, the environment, and more. Each concept was clearly presented by the cute and informative drawings. The whole book is in color too, so it is bright and attractive to draw the reader's interest. Complex science concepts (for example aposematism, metamorphosis, chytrid fungus) are presented in a way the reader can grasp. I love the way this was organized and presented. I think this is an awesome way to get young readers interested in different scientific concepts.
A fun and colorfully illustrated nonfiction, graphic novel for young readers. Following in the footsteps of The Magic School Bus with a lot of good information delivered in a funny and narratively interesting way for kids.
This is a great book to add to your classroom! I love the graphic novel format; this will appeal to many students who wouldn't normally pick up an informational text. There is just the right blend of facts and humor on each page to keep students interested. I hope there will be more of these books on different topics, in the future!
A wealth of frog knowledge comes across in a digestible and fun way.
Following the on-goings of a young, frog fan, this is a read which first allows the reader to connect with a kind and curious character before hitting the biological facts. There's just enough puny and situation humor to keep things light, family relationships to bring warmth and heart, and situations which will have readers opening their eyes in their own surroundings to embark on small explorations themselves.
The frog facts are interesting and well-delivered. These cover a wide range of frog stages and areas, giving the reader a general knowledge along with a few more details. This covers several varieties of frogs as well, and even lesser known ones. All of this is kept interesting and worked into the tale to keep those pages turning. Of course, the bright illustrations not only make the read light and quick, but also help with the science end to make some information come across more clearly. It's a great way to bring across information in a fun read.
As a middle school librarian, I love Science Comics! Some of our students are lower level readers, so the mix of graphic novel and factual information is a hit with our students with everything you ever wanted to know about frog anatomy, reproduction, lifecycles, and showcased some epically weird species. This book will be a welcome addition to the series.
ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Super cute and informative book on frogs and some toads. The "Amphibian Academy" offers a lot of facts, and information on how climate change affects frogs. There is a bonus at the end on citizen science activites that a child can participate in. The art gets the point across and illustrates frogs well.
I know there's always a story to carry the science comic through but for this one, it was a little wonky because there was so much to learn about frogs from around the world and right in the young girl's backyard who wanted to school her on amphibians. It was fine, but I could have skipped over the underlying story and gone straight to the awesome world of amphibians.
To know all the things about frogs from ones that ribbit in other frequencies to avoid being drowned out by waterfalls to their color schemes (bright = dangerously poisonous unless it also is "mimicking" a poisonous frog) to the differences between toads and frogs to the adaptations they have like the frog that only comes out of the sand every few years when it happens to rain where it lives and does "all the things" in a short amount of time. Literally chock full of cool factoids, easy-to-learn frog life, and ways that we can help maintain their ecosystems.
I always learn so much from these comics.
I didn’t know what to expect going into this but ultimately I really enjoyed it silly puns included. I learned quite a bit reading this and found it was interesting and kept attention. When it comes to a child audience I would say this definitely would do well in the 9-12 range or up. The drawing are beautiful and informative giving you types of frogs and locations as well as so much more info in and interesting and digestible way. Something fun that a parent could read with a child as it has jokes only parents may get. I would highly recommend this for school library’s and for teachers to have in their class. Overall great book great information fantastic art and bonus points for inclusivity.
I absolutely love the Science Comics series, and FROGS is a new favorite. The author and illustrator did a fantastic job teaching the reader all about frog anatomy, reproduction, lifecycles, and showcased some epically weird species (like the one that grows eggs IN IT'S BACK?! aaagh so gross and cool). Kids are going to love this - I can't wait to add it to our library collection.
Science Comics is a wonderful series of books packed with interesting information. This one is all about frogs and toads. I think the author left no stone unturned when it come to frog facts… their signature sounds, talented tongues, and bulging eyes, how frogs soak up air and even liquid through their skin and use their eyes to swallow food.
Facts are presented in a fun way with dialogue from the creatures and the curious little dark, haired girl. I liked the well drawn diagrams throughout the book which provided for vivid understanding of the biology of the frog. Readers also get a fun geography lesson from the maps detailing where the different species of frogs are native. For even further understanding is the extensive glossary at the end.
The illustrations are bright and visually engaging.
I highly recommend this book and series.