From Tadpole to Frog
- Written and Illustrated By: Nick Mielke
- Frogs belong to the animal group called amphibians. Amphibians spend part of its life on land and part in the water.
- A frog begins its life inside an egg. Female frogs lay eggs in the water.
- After a few weeks, the eggs hatch. Tiny tadpoles swim out of the eggs. They have a long tail and no legs.
- Unlike frogs, tadpoles cannot leave the water. It breathes through gills.
- The tadpole gets bigger and bigger. At about seven weeks, it grows little back legs.
- When a tadpole is about ten weeks old, it grows tiny front legs.
- After four months after hatching, the tadpole is finally a grown-up frog.
- Hop, hop, hop! Now the frog can live on land and in water.
- Male frogs use their singing to find female frogs. When they met, the whole life cycle begins again!