Amphibian Acrobats

Amphibian Acrobats
Written by Leslie Bulion
Illustrated by Robert Meganck

Step right up and learn all about the lively participants in the Amphibian Acrobat show in this brand-new science poetry title from the author and illustrator team that brought you Superlative Birds and Leaf Litter CrittersAmphibian Acrobats delivers more nonfiction fun, spotlighting some of the world’s most remarkable creatures—from the agile Wallace’s flying frog, to the bouncing Venezuelan pebble toad, and the tricky salamander called the yellow-eyed ensatina.
These show-stopping critters 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 provides a science glossary, notes on poetry forms, and resources for information about these extraordinary animals. Illustrator Robert Meganck adds another layer of fun to this humorous and informative exhibition with his witty drawings.

Can’t get enough of these fascinating creatures? Follow along with Leslie as she teaches you how to fold a jumping amphibian acrobat and join Robert as he shows you how to draw a frog.

Keep exploring the amazing world of amphibians with this teacher’s guide.

“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

“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

“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

Find Amphibian Acrobats tumbling onto a bookshelf near you, available today at your local libraryindie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and be on the lookout for the rest of our brand-new Spring 2020 titles as well as our picture books and middle grade titles back at Peachtree this season in paperback!