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A Place For Birds A Place For Frogs

A Place For Birds & A Place For Frogs by Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Higgins Bond Published by Peachtree Publishers

Pages: 32

Ages: 4-8

Publishers Summary for A Place For Frogs: In this simple introduction to frogs and ecology, Melissa Stewart shares with young readers the behavior and beauty of frogs and describes specific ways people can help protect them and their natural habitats.

Children learn basic facts about frogs, including where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and other animals. Sidebars throughout the book contain information on how human action has harmed frogs and the many ways people can protect certain frog populations, such as by preserving wetlands and cutting down on pesticide use. Pointers on how youngsters can help frogs in their own neighborhood are also included.

Author Melissa Stewart offers children a glimpse into the interconnectedness of our world and shows how the actions of one species can inadvertently harm another. Illustrator Higgins Bond’s colorful, realistically detailed watercolor illustrations highlight the diversity of the species—from the northern leopard frog native to Minnesota ponds to the harlequin frog in the rainforests of Central America.

The Turkeybird Speaks: “Wow! Look at all the frogs! There are even snakes and birds and lizards! These books are amazing! The best part is that when we’d read them all, mom took me out to look for frogs and birds outside. I love being outside! We didn’t find any frogs, but we did see so many birds and even a few squirrels. We even picked up a frog for our fish tank here at home, he’s kind of funny though and just lives inside the water. He likes to swim a lot too.

“These books are so much fun! Especially if you can talk your mom and dad into going on a ‘nature hike’ to find all of neat animals in the books. I even learned a few things I didn’t know before. So neat! Great books for the kids in your life who love to learn and be outside.”

Illustration from A Place For Frogs by Melissa Stewart

Illustration from A Place for Birds by Melissa Stewart

Mom’s Two Cents: “These beautiful and educational books are absolutely perfect for any home, school and/or library. Personally I think the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, filled with detail in every inch and the text is perfect for little thinkers. Each page has illustrations, a little ‘story’ and an informational section. In this way it’s adaptable to even the smallest of readers up to the more advanced. There are even detailed images in the book of where each species of bird or frog is located in the world, making it even more interactive for older readers.

“Both, A Place for Birds & A Place for Frogs, are books I’m happy to have in our home library. Even Littlebug has begun to enjoy the illustrations and with time I know she will gain even more from the knowledge provided in these books. The Turkeybird is absolutely fascinated to read through the book and then step outside to see in real life those animals he only just read about. With children facing an increasing lack of outdoor play this is a book that gets them out and interacting with nature which adds so much to the overall experience within the book.

“Melissa Stewart’s passion for nature and conservation is evident in every page. As a family who constantly strives to do our best to help the environment in whatever way possible, this is a book I’m happy to continue sharing with my own children in an attempt to help them value the beauty found just out our back door and beyond.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 1 and up. Well suited for children and adults of any age with an interest in learning more about the world of nature around them.

For the Comments: Do you have a favorite outdoor spot or hobby that involves nature? Where or what is it? We’d love to know!

Giveaway: Thanks to Peachtree Publishers I have one copy of each book to giveaway, two winners total!

Details: Two winners will be chosen and the first selected will get their choice of either A Place for Birds or A Place for Frogs, the second place winner will get the book not previously selected. You MUST fill out the form below, comments will not count as entries. Only one entry per household. Must be a follower of There’s A Book. Must be a US/Canadian resident. The giveaway will run from May 13, 2010 until May 31, 2010 midnight EST.

This book was provided for review by Peachtree Publishers, find them on Twitter here and also on The World of Peachtree Publishers Blog. Images provided courtesy of the Publisher. Thank you! Purchasing products by clicking through the links in this post will provide us a modest commission through our affiliate relationship with

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10 Responses to A Place For Birds & A Place For Frogs by Melissa Stewart Review and Giveaway

  1. MJ says:

    These look great. I entered for my kinderkids! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The art is beautiful!
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  3. […] sure to enter for your chance to win one of her two books, A Place For Birds and A Place For Frogs(courtesy of Pechtree Publishers), and read our review as […]

  4. Pam R says:

    I have a couple of favourite spots that involve nature – in my hometown, there is a great conservation park filled with hiking trails in the summer and ski/snowshoe trails in the winter. I also live close to Lake Superior Provincial Park which has some fabulous campgrounds and beaches in it.

  5. Although I live in the city, we are lucky enough to have a great, sprawling parks system. We love to go on nature hikes (sugaring in March, anyone?), foliage tours, astronomy hikes and the like. It’s a great bonding experience and my bebes love it!

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  6. phxbne says:

    we like going to the zoo

  7. Gina says:

    This looks like a wonderful pair of books to stimulate the minds of young readers…and the artwork is beautiful as well! Great one two punch there. Glad to see Turkeybird and family enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..‘Informal’ Blog Tour: The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart =-.

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