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Growing Frogs

(2000)
A Picture Book by

 
Although this is first and foremost a storybook Growing Frogs also goes into detail of how to keep frogspawn and hatch your own frogs. The book is split into two sections: the story section which features large, clear text and then the factual and practical part is delivered in smaller text.

The story itself is of a young girl who collects some frogspawn and watches as it first turns into tadpoles and then into frogs. The factual text gives more precise details on fertilisation, collecting and keeping frogspawn, the development and care of the tadpoles and how they grow into fully formed frogs. The illustrations also clearly show the development of the tadpoles as they grow legs and become frogs.

Collecting frogspawn and watching it develop is a fascinating project that costs absolutely nothing, keeps children occupied and incredibly happy and, if the frogs are then returned to the place where the frogspawn was originally found, no damage is done to the environment. Frogs are an increasingly endangered species and this book highlights how we can all help protect them for future generations. Growing Frogs is a great book that successfully combines fact and fiction in an enjoyable and informative way, making it much more fun than a traditional non-fiction book on the same subject. (Ages 3 to 6) --Miranda Warren

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Turtleback
Title: Growing Frogs
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 0-606-29194-6 / 978-0-606-29194-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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August 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Growing Frogs
Author(s): Vivian French, Alison Bartlett
ISBN: 0-613-74825-5 / 978-0-613-74825-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
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April 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: Growing Frogs (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Read and Wonder (Pb))
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 0-613-74826-3 / 978-0-613-74826-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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March 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Growing Frogs
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 0-7445-2886-0 / 978-0-7445-2886-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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March 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: Growing Frogs
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 0-7636-0317-1 / 978-0-7636-0317-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Growing Frogs (Nature Storybooks)
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 1-4063-6465-7 / 978-1-4063-6465-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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June 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Growing Frogs (Nature Storybooks)
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 1-4063-4350-1 / 978-1-4063-4350-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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April 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Growing Frogs with Audio: Read, Listen, & Wonder
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 0-7636-3831-5 / 978-0-7636-3831-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Growing Frogs
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 1-4063-1206-1 / 978-1-4063-1206-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Growing Frogs (Nature Storybooks) Book and CD set
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 1-4063-1173-1 / 978-1-4063-1173-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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July 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Growing Frogs Big Book: Read and Wonder Big Book
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 0-7636-2232-X / 978-0-7636-2232-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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April 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Growing Frogs: Read and Wonder
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 0-7636-2052-1 / 978-0-7636-2052-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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March 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Growing Frogs: Big Book (Read & Wonder)
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 0-7445-6269-4 / 978-0-7445-6269-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Growing Frogs (Read & Wonder)
Author(s): Vivian French
ISBN: 0-7445-7819-1 / 978-0-7445-7819-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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