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Author: Hurley, Jorey
Publisher: Paula Wiseman Books
Year Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781481432740
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten

Ribbit

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Grow
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As a tadpole changes into a froglet and finally a frog, readers follow along by reading the two page spread crisp illustrations and one single action verb on each page.  The large simplistic illustrations and minimal text tell about the life cycle of a frog with the succinct verbs. The author’s note at the end of the book tells of her childhood experiences with frogs and background information on their life cycle.  
This book is in keeping with this author/illustrator’s other books about common animals. Nest is about robins. Fetch tells the story of a dog at the beach and Hop explores the behavior of rabbits. Each book in this series is ideal for teaching children vocabulary development, especially the use of word choice and descriptive writing by adding appropriate verbs.   These books would be suitable for modeling how to write and illustrate the life cycle of any animal, as well as appropriate for modeling how to write a list poem about animal behavior.  It is ideal for preschool and lower elementary children who are studying animal behavior and life cycles.  Useful for Alberta’s science curriculum; Grade One: Needs of Plants and Animals, and Grade 3: Animal Life Cycles.

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