Book Review/Giveaway: Frog in the House by David Mather. Ends Aug 15th
About the Author: David Mather is the author of Frog in the House, his first book for children. He is also an archaeologist with the Minnesota Historical Society. He often works with sites being considered for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. A specialist in Environmental Archaeology, he is most interested in past relationships between people, animals, plants, and the land. His writing has also appeared in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer and The Minnesota Archaeologist. David lives near theMississippi River inSt. Paul with his wife, daughter, and the occasional froggy visitor.
Frog in the House by David Mather. Illustrations by Stephanie Mirocha.
About the Book: What child hasn’t longed to bring a wild creature into the family home and keep it as a pet? This book helps children understand why that’s not a good idea.
The story begins with a wild treefrog living happily in the plants on a family’s porch. Told from the frog’s perspective, the narrative portrays his discomfort when he is mistakenly brought inside in the fall. In the happy ending, the family returns the frog to the outdoors where he can hibernate, and the child in the family looks forward to listening for the frog’s song in the spring.
Rich watercolor illustrations contrast the frog’s natural habitat with his indoor plight. A full page of nature facts at the end of the book explains the life cycle of amphibians and contains little-known facts about tree frogs.
My Review: A man made a little pond in his yard for a tree frog but one thing he didn’t know is that a tree frog love to climb trees and live in the brushes. The tree frog hopped and climbed unto a tree but this tree wasn’t growing in the ground but in a pot on a porch. The tree frog was climbed it because it was hungry. Then he saw a woman and a girl watering the plant, they keep the plant nice and damp. He liked the strange plants because there was a lot to eat. Then he notices that the woman was carrying the plants inside the house. Life in the house was strange; he no longer could hear the other frogs or birds singing and the he was hungry as there were fewer bugs. The tree frog needed to be outside to hibernate.
Like some wild animals, tree frogs don’t make good pets. A great artwork by the illustrator Stephanie Mirocha which helps tells the story. The last page gives facts about the tree frogs.
Ages: 4 and up
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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