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Illustrated by Jorey Hurley

About The Book

With minimal prose and joyful illustrations, acclaimed artist and author Jorey Hurley tells the story of a year in the life of a frog family.

From tadpole to froglet to frog, there is more to a frog’s life that can be clearly seen. Filled with stunning illustrations and only one word on each spread, Jorey Hurley’s vibrant picture book tells the story of a day in the life of a frog family, above and below the pond.

About The Author

Photo credit: Lincoln Else

Jorey Hurley studied art history at Princeton, received her law degree at Stanford, and studied design at FIT. She worked as a textile designer for Hable Construction in New York City and is now based in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and their two small children. Nest, her debut, was called “stunning” in a starred review from School Library JournalFetch, her second book, was called a “delight” by Publishers Weekly in a starred review. She is also the author of Every Color Soup and Skyscraper. Visit her at JoreyHurley.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo credit: Lincoln Else

Jorey Hurley studied art history at Princeton, received her law degree at Stanford, and studied design at FIT. She worked as a textile designer for Hable Construction in New York City and is now based in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and their two small children. Nest, her debut, was called “stunning” in a starred review from School Library JournalFetch, her second book, was called a “delight” by Publishers Weekly in a starred review. She is also the author of Every Color Soup and Skyscraper. Visit her at JoreyHurley.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 7, 2017)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481432740
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® NP

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Raves and Reviews

"The life cycle of a frog is shown with illustrations and minimal words in this picture book... visually impressive."  Kirkus Reviews

– Kirkus Reviews, 11/15/16

"Rich, graphic-style illustrations are the backbone of Hurley’s latest title. In the same vein as Nest and Hop, this selection is based on the life cycle and behaviors of a frog, spanning the time between tadpole and adulthood. Young nature lovers will enjoy learning about the life cycle of a frog through this lively and engaging picture book.' - School Library Journal

– School Library Journal, January 2017

"In this handsome picture book, Hurley leads viewers through the life cycle of a frog, one double-page image at a time. Hurley’s strong sense of design is evident in the digital artwork, which uses flat, subtle colors and simplified forms to create pictures that show up very effectively from a distance. A good choice for group sharing and discussion." —Booklist

– Booklist, December 15, 2016

Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book

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