Hopgood’s mixed-media artwork is rich in greens and browns and full of splattery textures, especially the frogs. Most frog books focus on life cycle; this one nicely highlights diversity instead.
Unique to Jenkins and Hopgood’s collaboration is the book’s design. Wonderfully sprinkled throughout, Hopgood’s vibrant, eye-catching mixed-media renditions of frogs in mottled, earthy hues aptly complement Jenkins’ accompanying narrative. Ideal for a wide range of early elementary students.
Jenkins (The History of Money) presents a light…overview of species of frogs from around the world, accompanied by vivid mixed-media illustrations from Hopgood (Hooray for Hoppy!).
A strong choice for group storytimes or science lessons, this volume will spark children’s interest.
—School Library Journal
Jenkins shares his fascination with the many sizes, shapes, and features of frogs in this survey of frog species…Hopgood’s colorful, creative mixed-media illustrations of frogs, sometimes accompanied by hints of the surrounding environment, sometimes isolated on a white background, are technically precise in representing the main features of each species yet artistic in the rendering of textures and anatomical details.
—The Horn Book
This is a beautifully illustrated non-fiction book with great scientific information…the frogs seem to jump right off the page. I have not been so excited over a book in some time. Readers will love reading this easy non-fiction book, and teachers could use it for a unit on amphibians. Index. Website.
—School Library Connection