Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner

If you like stories of scientific discovery or giant pictures of frogs, then this is the book you've been waiting for. The Frog Scientist is actually Tyrone Hayes from UC Berkeley, who is trying to determine the effects of pesticides on frogs. This book features lots of information on the obstacles that Hayes has overcome to pursue a career in science, and has a "you can do it!" message that will resonate with young readers. The environmental arguments of the book beyond Hayes' experiments are a little vague but maybe that's for the best, because it allows this one story to stand on its own. I found myself looking at the world a little differently after reading this book.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Redwoods by Jason Chin
Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone
Sweethearts of Rhythm by Marilyn Nelson
Moonshot by Brian Floca
Rachel Carson: A Twentieth Century Life by Ellen Levine

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