Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures is a fascinating read - not only do you discover the basics of reptile and amphibian anatomy, you also learn about the lives and times of a great number of creatures: see how they survive in lakes and rivers, forests and deserts, and how they have adapted to the most inhospitable habitats.
Every spread is self contained to make this a dip-into book with a difference. From the very first page it combines little-known information with engaging text and innovative, high-quality design.
Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures provides ideas for things to make, games to play, quizzes, and shocking facts to share with your friends. It's everything you need to know, and everything you WANT to find out.
Frozen solid: In winter the common wood frog freezes solid. Its heart and breathing stop and it appears to be dead.
But it contains a natural anti-freeze and when the temperatures rise, it thaws out and hops away.
A slither of snakes: But one is an impostor. Who is it? (Answer the slow worm, a legless lizard)
The long haul: We map the journey of a sea turtle as it makes one of the longest migrations of the natural world - back to the beach where it was born to lay its eggs.
Walking on water: The basilisk lizard, or Jesus Christ lizard, can walk (or rather run) on water. It scurries on its back legs - and it's fast, traveling at about 1.5 m (5 ft) per second.
A Natural Birth: fertilized eggs onto the back of the female. Her skin then grows around them. Eighty days later, tiny toads are born - popping out of holes in their mother's back.
Publication Date: 01 Aug 2011
Size: 215.9 x 276.225mm
Age: From 7 To 11 years