The Hidden Life of A Toad

The Hidden Life of A Toad

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In jaw-dropping photos, Doug Wechsler captures the life cycle of the American toad from egg to tadpole to adult. To get these images, Wechsler sat in a pond wearing waders, went out night after night in search of toads, and cut his own glass to make a home aquarium. The resulting photos reveal metamorphosis in extreme close-up as readers have never seen it before.

Budding naturalists will be transfixed by this unprecedented peek into the secrets of tadpole transformation. Demystifying


A book that encourages observation and conservation and may start some young biologists off on their own lifelong quests to understand animals -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A fascinating look at toad development -- Booklist, starred review

Suitable for libraries needing to bolster their early nonfiction collections -- School Library Journal

A remarkable visual chronicle of an easily overlooked creature -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Chicago Public Library's 2017 Best of the Best Books selection
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781580897389
Branch Call Number: J 597.87 Wec
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 23 cm

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