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Beautiful, two-page spreads of watercolor, pen, & pencil illustrations provide the perfect backdrop to this story of a small Hip-Pocket frog, which carries the female's babies in pockets of his body until they're big enough to leave. A perfect book for animal-loving kids. An animal glossary is provided in the back. 32 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Ages 4-8.
Little papa, big job
Sandra Markle and Alan Marks, creators of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Award-winning A Mother's Journey, offer an up-close look at the miniature world of the hip-pocket frog.
The male Australian hip-pocket frog, no bigger than an adult human's thumbnail, cares for his children as they grow from tadpoles to young froglets inside the pouches on his legs.
Sandra Markle has written over seventy nonfiction books for young readers, including her Growing Up Wild and Outside and Inside series. Her books have won awards from the Boston Globe/Horn Book, NSTA/CBC, ABA, and ALA. She lives in Florida.