The Mystery of Darwin's Frog

The Mystery of Darwin's Frog

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A frog full of tadpoles? Impossible! Here, for the first time, is the strange but true story of Darwin's frog. After Charles Darwin discovered the frog in 1834, other researchers found that one of his specimens was packed full of tadpoles. Was the frog a cannibal, or perhaps a rare species that gave birth to live young instead of laying eggs? No. He was a male, holding the tadpoles safe in his vocal sac while they morphed into froglets. And the surprises didn't stop there. Author and frog scientist Marty Crump mines her firsthand experiences studying Darwin's frog to tell the fascinating story for young readers. Award-winning illustrators Steve Jenkins and Edel Rodriguez lend their art to a mix of beautiful photographs. Young readers will be enthralled by this story of real science, full of strange surprises.
Publisher: Honesdale, Penn. : Boyds Mills Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590788646
Branch Call Number: J 597 .89 CRU
Characteristics: 39 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rodriguez, Edel
Jenkins, Steve 1952-

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The frog opens his mouth—and out hops a tiny frog the size of a small fingernail! Join scientists as they try to figure out the mysteries of this species of frog discovered by Charles Darwin in Chile. Illus. with photos.

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