by Spencer (9)
“I really enjoyed this book, it was the best frog book I’ve ever read. The books CD is also amazing.”
“Start your love for frogs early!
My favorite is the giant bull frog. The northern pygmy toad looks like it has chicken pocks.
Read this book to discover what the biggest frog in Southern Africa is, and find out how big it is. I definitely recommend reading this book.”
My First Book of Southern African Frogs
Frogs are appealing and colourful creatures. Children may be familiar with stages of the frog’s curious life cycle, and see their eggs or tadpoles in local streams; and everyone has heard their calls. My first book of Southern African Frogs introduces 55 different types of frog and includes a CD of their calls. A short introduction outlines key features and includes an illustration detailing their life cycle.
For each species featured, the book provides:
This simple and charming introduction to frogs will keep children happily absorbed for hours. The text in four languages expands the readership and promotes multilingualism.
Authors: Jeanne Tarrant and illustrated by Sally MacLarty.
by Abigail ( age 10 )
“From aardvark to zebra, it takes you on a wild alphabetical adventure through South Africa. ”
“My favourite page is the letter A because A is the first letter in my name.
I really didn’t like page C because it didn’t have my favourite animal …. CHICKEN! I like the mix of languages in the book.
I really liked the book a lot and I liked that they put questions on most pages. I really enjoyed going on a wild adventure from a to z (:
This is a bright and colourful book for ages 5-10.”
My South African ABC
This is a lively book to learn your ABC but also a colourfully illustrated guide to South Africa, its celebrated places and well-known objects.
Seasoned illustrator Sandy Lightley’s bright illustrations bring the country to life while fostering an awareness of sounds and letters. There are fun questions about the elements on each page; and a parents’ guide at the back, with addresses and contact numbers, outlines key activities and places of interest, and will facilitate visits to the major sights and attractions.
by James (12)
“This is a quick and quirky identification guide to animal dung or droppings. It came in handy when we travelled through Namibia.”
“One morning, I sneaked out of the tent before the others woke up so that I could check out the fresh tracks of the animals that had visited the camp during the night. From what I saw in the sand around the tent, it had been a busy night for the local wildlife. It was awesome! My ‘Scatalog’ helped me to identify the tracks of a hyena. I wondered if they belonged to a spotted or a brown hyena, but with my ‘Scatalog’ in hand I was pretty sure it was a brown hyena. A little later, a ranger stopped by and confirmed my findings. Bingo! I was right!”
This is a quick and quirky identification guide to animal dung or droppings. Each animal group (carnivores, primates, antelope, rats and mice, reptiles, birds) is briefly introduced; but the main focus of this book is the photographs, mostly life-size. These images enable immediate identification of the animals responsible for the droppings. To confirm identity, summary tables give details of average width, length and typical contents of droppings (feathers, twigs, leaves, sand, etc.).
Recommended reference for rangers and field guides in the region; and it will be of use to anyone with an interest in wildlife, and even to those who simply enjoy walking in the wild and observing the tracks and signs they encounter.