Thursday, February 26, 2015

Salamander Season - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

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One cold, rainy, spring night, a young girl and her scientist father participate in “Salamander Night” to follow hundreds of spotted salamanders as they venture into a vernal pool to mate and lay eggs. Together, the father-child team studies the salamanders through their complete amphibian metamorphosis, culminating in the adult salamanders' disappearance into the woods in late summer. In easy-to-understand text, the girl relates the tale through her illustrated, photographic journal.
My Review:
 
While driving along one day, a girl and her father notice several salamanders emerging from hibernation.  Throughout a period of months, they return to the vernal pool to journal the life cycle of salamanders.  A couple of the amphibians are even returned to the father's lab for study.  They are observed during different growth stages.
 
Salamander Season shows both realistic and juvenile, undeveloped illustrations of salamanders.  It's a good teaching tool for children to learn the life process and behaviors of salamanders.  The "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book enlightens children on Salamander Classification, Spotted Salamander Life Cycle Sequencing, and Salamander Nights.  There's also a page that talks about the author's experiences as an Environmental Biologist.
 
Salamander Season is a 2015 release from Arbordale Publishing.
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35 comments:

VickeC said...

yes I have seen one when I was a kid but none in many years

holly_young_2225 said...

yes, I've seen one.

Janet W. said...

Yes, I've seen one before!

s said...

yes

Ken Ohl said...

yes I have. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Renee said...

I've seen some at a local aquarium.

jakiesmom said...

yes at my sisters house

Kristen said...

Yes, I've seen many salamanders.

Kathy Davis said...

Yes, I have seen a salamander! Kathy Davis
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j1man1r66 said...

We have seen Salamanders before! They love wet areas!
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Nancy said...

I don't remember ever seeing a salamander.

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Sue Hull said...

Yes. We had fun catching them as kids. They are really fun to watch. Thank you for the chance :)

megan tilley said...

Yes they use to be at my work and I think I screamed!

Darby Elizabeth said...

yes in a aquarium

Natalie F said...

I've seen them many many times. I think they are cute.

Robin Abrams said...

Yes I have seen one. They are neat

Anne D. said...

Yes I saw one as a child. For some reason we had a lot in our backyard!

Leela said...

I've seen many.

Audra said...

I've seen them before they are kind of cute

Lindse94 said...

As a child we used to catch them all the time!!!

Renee G said...

I have only seen these at the zoo.

Clair Freebie said...

Yup! In the summer we take the kids over to the creek and catch them!

Shea =) said...

Oh yea.. most definitely! The back side of our property has a swamp, a few fresh creeks, and adjoins a pond, we have all kinds of critters around here, including salamanders =)

Jennifer Herman said...

Yes! We used to have them as pets.

Mammamayor said...

I think I have at an aquarium ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

amweeks said...

I've seen salamanders...and I love them! So cute!

cp1935 said...

I have seen them in different types of animal parks.

Diana said...

I have seen a salamander
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McKim said...

Yes, we used to have salamanders from a nearby lake come into our yard.

lana simanovicki said...

no I have never seen one

Donna said...

I don't think I have ever seen a salamander but I may have as a kid and just don't remember.

Karen said...

I have seen some in the woods when camping in NH

Karen Propes said...

Yes, we have them running around our woods and driveway and doors.. They are so fast you have to look quick.
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John Herman said...

I used to have them as pets.

lilyk said...

not in person