Project Description

Amphibian Acrobats

Coming Spring 2020

Amphibian Acrobats

by Leslie Bulion
illustrated by Robert Meganck

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.

To pre-order this book, please contact sales at 1-800-241-0113 (404-876-8761) between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-098-3
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Page Count: 60
Size: 7-3/8″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English

To pre-order this format, please contact sales at 1-800-241-0113 (404-876-8761) between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-184-3
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Page Count: 60
Size: 7-3/8″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English

F&P: W, Gr 6, Genre I
Lexile: 1190L
Themes: Amphibians, Caecilians, Frogs, Salamanders, Science Poetry
BISAC 1: JNF003340 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Frogs & Toads
BISAC 2: JNF003190 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
BISAC 3: JNF042010 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / Humorous

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Meet the Author

Leslie Bulion

Leslie Bulion is the author of several children’s books, including Uncharted WatersThe Trouble With Rules, and Fatuma’s New Cloth, winner of the African Studies Association’s 2002 Children’s Africana Books. She lives in Connecticut. You can visit  her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Robert Meganck

Designer and illustrator Robert Meganck is a 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, MI and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI.  He has received over 300 regional, national, and international awards for illustration and graphic design work. He lives in Virginia.