Children's literature legend Michael Morpurgo teams up with illustration star Sam Usher for a rollicking countryside adventure story, now in a Little Gems edition for more parents and children to share together.
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Little Gems
The frogs always beat the toads at long jump but the toads don't mind - anything for a quiet life. But then the children and Mutt the dog come in search of some good jumpers, and the toads see an opportunity to get their own back. Soon the poor frogs have been gathered up and put in an ice-cream tub, and they're hopping mad!
We have never seen a boy frog listening to an mp3 player, so technology or
music wouldn't be high on a female frog's list. In parts of Virginia and ... excited
she gets, there is no way for her to claim she simply doesn't care. Perhaps the
Author: William L. Coleman
Publisher: Bethany House
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Teaches children about God's creation while also using each animal to illustrate a character-development lesson from the Bible. Each reading includes a Scripture verse, discussion questions, and a concise nugget of take-away wisdom"--Provided by publisher.
I leave you with one parting thought : a frog must close its eyes in order to
swallow , since the backs of its eyeballs are necessary to push food down its
esophagus . We are not frogs . Keep your eyes open as you journey through life (
ho are we? Do we know ourselves well? If we do not know who we are, will have
a very difficult time knowing what we are looking for. So before we begin the
process of dating, I would like us to take the time now to have a solid
Author: Lucia Wang
From fairytale to reality, Lucia Wang will reveal THE SECRET of how to find your Prince Charming in her latest book, Kissing Frogs No More. This groundbreaking book will revolutionize dating forever! It is a must read for all single men and women who are searching for their love of a lifetime.
We do not need to resolve it here. But there is no disagreement about the great
popularity and significance of the Eleusinian Mysteries—especially for Athenian
citizens, of course, male and female alike, but also for all the other residents of ...
Author: Mark Griffith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Aristophanes is widely credited with having elevated the classical art of comedy to the level of legitimacy and recognition that only tragedy had hitherto achieved, and producing some of the most intriguing works of literature to survive from classical Greece in the process. Among them, Frogs has a unique appeal; written and performed in 405 BCE, the comedy won first prize in that year's Lenaea festival competition and was re-performed soon thereafter--a rare occurrence for comedies at the time. Frogs has been admired and quoted by readers and critics ever since, a testament to its timeless appeal; it remains among the most approachable of Aristophanes' plays, as well as perhaps the richest of all in insights it provides into ancient Greek cultural attitudes and values. Mark Griffith's study of the Frogs is the first single book to offer a reliable and sophisticated account of this play in light of modern notions of culture, performance, democracy, religion, and aesthetics. After placing the work in its original historical, cultural, and biographical context, Griffith goes on to underscore the originality of Frogs in relation to parallel developments in the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, among others. He highlights the play's unique portrayal of the figure of Dionysus, the Eleusinian mystery cult, and the question of life after death. This title provides not only a detailed analysis of the play and a concise account of its reception, but also a succinct introduction to ancient Greek comedy, exploring the extraordinary range of theatrical conventions, moral and aesthetic assumptions, and religious beliefs that underlie the action of Aristophanes' play. The book provides an invaluable companion to Aristophanes and the theater of classical Greece for students and general readers alike.
We know that frogs and salamanders are being driven to extinction by a lethal
cocktail of habitat loss, disease and climate ... an entire class of animals than it is
towards one animal; we are hard-wired to empathise with individuals, not
Author: Robin Moore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
On August 9, 2010, 33 teams from 21 countries were dispatched to search for the Lost Frogs identified by Conservation International. On their list were a host of species including, in the top ten most wanted, the Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad, found only in Ecuador - which was to prove a triumphant rediscovery. Several months, a number of key rediscoveries - such as the Elegant Tropical Frog, last seen in 1937 and the Chalazodes Bubble-nest Frog - last seen in 1874 and two new species later, the Search for Lost Frogs had generated more than 650 news articles in 20 countries and over a billion potential viewers. Author Robin Moore was responsible for spearheading the Search for Lost Frogs and coordinating the teams. He also co-led two expeditions to Colombia and Haiti. In Colombia in search of the Mesopotamia Beaked Toad, the steamy jungles of the Choco yielded not the desired species but a brand new one - the Mr. Burns Toad, so-called because of an uncanny resemblance to the Simpsons' character; the species was selected as one of Time magazine's top ten new species of 2010. In Haiti the team found six frogs last seen 20 years before, including the Ventriloqual Frog, named for its ability to throw its voice. This fascinating new book tells the story of the expedition - its highs and lows, discoveries and failures and the campaign's ongoing work. Despite the campaign, one third of the world's amphibians remain threatened with extinction. Most of the species searched for were not found. But those that were provide a glimmer of hope. Understanding why these species have survived when many others have not should help us understand what makes these species different. In Search of Lost Frogs is a story of perseverance, disappointment, rediscovery, resilience, but ultimately of hope, written with passion and illustrated with the author's superb photographs.
Item 1: Superhero Names. y 'We've got to be called “green something”,” said
Tommy-Lee. ... he was bitten by a radioactive spider—' 'What about Robin?” said
Tommy-Lee. “Was he pecked by a radioactive robin?' “NO. ... “Frogs are green. We.
Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. He knows that just because something is unlikely doesn't mean it won't ever happen . . . But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green. Stuck in an isolation ward in a hospital far from home with two other remarkably green children, Rory's as confused by his new condition as the medics seem to be. What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero? Rory can't wait to make it past hospital security and discover exactly what his superpower might be . . . The Astounding Broccoli Boy is the hilarious tale of an unlikely (and very green) hero believing in himself and finding adventure. This edition features fantastic cover artwork and black and white inside illustrations from the incredible Steven Lenton.
Leaving the rich vale of Siddim, of which we shall have to speak hereafter, we
cross the Asphaltic lake, and find ourselves among a people, who from their deity
, and the fervent adoration evidently paid to him, are not unfrequently termed in ...
We are not going to repeat the reasons and the meaning of our historical
research, which, we hope, shall appear clear from the text of our book. We wish
only to stress here that, though Galvani and Volta were both Italians, the history of
Author: Marco Piccolino
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"... and still we could never suppose that fortune were to be so friendly to us, such as to allow us to be perhaps the first in handling, as it were, the electricity concealed in nerves, in extracting it from nerves, and, in some way, in putting it under everyone's eyes." With these words, Luigi Galvani announced to the world in 1791 his discovery that nervous conduction and muscle excitation are electrical phenomena. The result of more than years of intense experimental work, Galvani's milestone achievement concluded a thousand-year scientific search, in a field long dominated by the antiquated beliefs of classical science. Besides laying the grounds for the development of the modern neurosciences, Galvani's discovery also brought to light an invention that would forever change humankind's everyday life: the electric battery of Alessandro Volta. In an accessible style, written for specialists and general readers alike, Shocking Frogs retraces the steps of both scientific discoveries, starting with the initial hypotheses of the Enlightenment on the involvement of electricity in life processes. So doing, it also reveals the inconsistency of the many stereotypes that an uncritical cultural tradition has imparted to the legacies of Galvani and Volta, and proposes a decidedly new image of these monumental figures.
Leaving the rich vale of Siddim , of which we shall have to speak hereafter , we
cross the Asphaltie lake , and find ourselves among a people , who from their
deity , and the fervent adoration evidently paid to him , are not unfrequently
termed in ...