Toad by the Road by Joanne Ryder
A Year in the Life of These Amazing Amphibians

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Explore a toad’s life cycle

Toads are small and often unseen by human eyes, but their world is rich and varied. The toads in these eloquent poems describe their many wonders, from sticky fly-catching tongues, to the way they shed skin, and camouflage. Joanne Ryder traces the life cycle of amphibians as they change from springtime tadpoles into full-grown toads that hibernate in winter. Maggie Kneen’s illustrations showcase toads in their natural habitat with precise, dramatic detail. You’ll never think of toads the same way again! Toad by the Road is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About Joanne Ryder

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Joanne Ryder is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Earthdance and A Fawn in the Grass. She lives in Pacific Grove, California. Maggie Kneen is the illustrator of many books for children, such as Thimbleberry Stories and Mouse Tail Moon. She lives in Cheshire, England.
Published April 3, 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The author-illustrator pair who produced Mouse Tail Moon (2002) returns with a cycle of 26 poems describing toad lives over the course of four seasons.

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