Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

About Amphibians

A Guide for Children (Revised)

Bilingual Edition: About Amphibians/Sobre los anfibios

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of amphibians.

In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, 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. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of amphibians, from frogs and toads to salamanders and more. An afterword provides details on the animals featured and inspires readers to learn more.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-031-0
Publication Date: 8/1/2018
Page Count: 48
Size:  10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 8
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-032-7
Publication Date: 8/1/2018
Page Count: 48
Size:  10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 8
Language: English
AR Level: 2.5
F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: AD380L
Themes: Amphibian Behavior, Amphibian Characteristics, Amphibian Habitats


“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


NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association, 2003

Great Lakes’ Great Books Award (Nominee, Grades PreK-1) ―Michigan Reading Association, 2003

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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.