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One spring day a frog’s egg hatches in a quiet lake. The tiny tadpole that emerges is weak at first, but little by little he grows stronger. Soon he sprouts legs and swims to the lake’s surface to breathe. A few weeks later he hops out of the lake onto dry land, a young frog at last.
Land turns out to be a very different place from his watery home. The newcomer must learn how to hunt for food. He has to dodge unfamiliar predators. But the little frog is lucky: he survives these dangers.
In simple, poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this nonfiction picture book explores the life cycle of the leopard frog.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Leopard frogs Juvenile literature, Leopard frogs, Frogs, Tadpoles