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Abou tAmphibians Sobre los anfibios
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Teacher’s Guide

About Amphibians/Sobre los anfibios

A Guide for Children/ Una guía para niños

English Edition: About Amphibians

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

Available in a bilingual edition, this classroom favorite is a beginner’s look at amphibians. From the creators of the award-winning About… and About Habitats series.

“A very fine easy-reading introduction to amphibians that will be savored by young viewers and teachers.” ―Kirkus Reviews

In this bilingual English/Spanish addition to the acclaimed About… series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what amphibians are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Spanish translations sit right below the English text for easy reading.

Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers beautifully detailed, realistic paintings to introduce readers to a variety of amphibians, from frogs and toads to salamanders and more. An afterword provides further details on the animals featured, inspiring readers to learn more.

About Amphibians / Sobre los anfibios is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary Spanish lessons and science units on animals.

Also available by Cathryn and John Sill:
About Amphibians


NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association
Great Lakes’ Great Books Award (Nominee, Grades PreK-1) ―Michigan Reading Association

Format: Paperback
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-033-4
Publication Date: 8/1/2018
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 8
Language: English/Spanish
AR Level: 2.5
Lexile: AD520L
Themes: Amphibian Behavior, Amphibian Characteristics, Amphibian Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003190 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
BISAC 2:  JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
BISAC 3: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems


“Inviting, informative, and eye-catching.” ―School Library Journal

“Breathtaking…. This is a very fine easy-reading introduction to amphibians that will be savored by young viewers and teachers.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“As well suited to young children as its predecessors…. The attractive, dignified portraits of the animals in their habitats and the straightforward, informative approach of the text make the book an attractive resource for primary-grade students, yet still simple enough for much younger children to enjoy…. A useful addition to a solid science series.” ―Booklist

“This is an outstanding book…. The text is easy to read and, at the same time, informative. The outstanding illustrations are in brilliant color.” ―Science Books & Films

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Meet the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

Meet the Illustrator

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. You can visit his website here.