About Amphibians by Cathryn Sill
A Guide for Children

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The newest book in this richly illustrated, always educational series offers a beginner’s guide to understanding amphibians. The fifth book in the ABOUT… series, ABOUT AMPHIBIANS follows the easy-to-read, informative format of Cathryn and John Sill’s other ABOUT… books. Describing the basic characteristics all amphibians share, as well as the features that distinguish them, the book explores everything from methods of communication to protection against enemies. ABOUT AMPHIBIANS is a wonderful introduction to the world of frogs, toads and salamanders for young children. The beautifully detailed illustrations by John Sill, a noted wildlife illustrator, help bring the animals to life, further educating young readers about what amphibians are, how they live, and what they do. As in the previous ABOUT… books, an afterword provides additional information and will inspire readers to learn more.
 

About Cathryn Sill

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Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina. John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.
 
Published March 1, 2001 by Peachtree Publishers. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Continuing their exploration of the animal kingdom, this author/illustrator team presents a breathtaking introduction to amphibians.

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The plate illustrating the poisonous Colorado River Toad tells readers that the warts on the skin of this toad “give off a poison that burns the mouth and throat of any animal that tries to eat it,” and that this very deadly toad would probably kill or paralyze a dog who tries to bite it.

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