Amphibian Acrobats

Leslie Bulion (Author) Robert Meganck (Illustrator)


Step right up and learn all about the lively participants in the Amphibian Acrobat show-- from the agile Wallace's flying frog to the bouncing Venezuelan pebble toad to the tricky salamander called the yellow-eyed ensatina.
These show-stopping creatures hail from around the world and your own backyard! They shape-shift and sky dive, balance and climb. You'll marvel at the astounding agility of "The Olympic Jumpers" and you'll be awed by the incredible stamina of the intrepid "Marathoners." Plus, you may be surprised by the antics of the amphibians called caecilians. Come along and get to know all about these lively denizens with this entertaining collection of science verses.
Author Leslie Bulion includes a science glossary, notes on poetry forms, and resources for information about these extraordinary animals. Witty drawings by Robert Meganck add another layer of fun to this humorous and informative exhibition starring some of the world's most remarkable frogs, salamanders, and caecilians.

Product Details

$15.99  $14.71
Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2020
7.6 X 0.5 X 8.6 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Leslie Bulion is the author of several children's books, including Uncharted Waters, The Trouble With Rules, and Fatuma's New Cloth, winner of the African Studies Association's 2002 Children's Africana Books. She lives in Connecticut.
Designer and illustrator Robert Meganck is Professor of illustration, graphic design, digital imaging, and color theory at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has received over 300 regional, national, and international awards for illustration and graphic design work, and been recognized for excellence by such organizations as The Society of Illustrators New York and The Society of Illustrators Los Angeles.


"A completely satisfying package... It's impossible not to warm to herpetology after reading aloud poems... Meganck's wry cartoons amplify the humor. The backmatter, strong as the main text, serves young readers well but will also spur teachers interested in multidisciplinary units on to new heights... Child readers and educators will find themselves enthralled by short, punchy poems and the science behind them." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"Delightful... The joyful poems beg to be read aloud... The jaunty illustrations amplify the text's humor....a fun and informative addition for nature lovers." --School Library Journal
"Using the same format as Superlative Birds (2019) and Leaf Litter Critters (2018), which never gets old, Bulion pairs jaunty poems with science notes.... The thorough yet equally spirited science notes complement the poems... Once again, Bulion awes--and ewws--readers with facts disguised as fun." --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW