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Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner

The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner. A Scientists in the Field Book.

The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner

Publication Date: September 2011
List Price: $7.99
ISBN-13: 9780547576985

Review: Saving the environment is a serious thing. These scientists try to save the environment to the maximum. The title of this book is The Frog Scientist. The main character is Tyrone Hayes, an environmental scientist who is studying effects of pesticides on amphibians. The author of this book is Pamela S. Turner, and the photographs are done by Andy Comins. This book is in a series called Scientists in the Field. There are more books just like this, such as The Snake Scientist.

This story is a unique tale following the work of Tyrone Hayes, who studies frogs to prove that pesticides are too dangerous to be used in nature. It starts out with a brief summary of his life up to his job, why he wants to work like this and how he did in college. Then it gets into his work. It tells in very good detail how the experiment works and how he performs it. He examines frog tissue from pesticide infected water and not pesticide infected water. Tyrone and his students collect their results, and then do their experiment over to make sure. The story is interesting and actually pretty exciting. The results are shocking, but you have to read the book to find out.

The Frog Scientist was a good book, and some of the things that I like the best about it are, the discoveries and great experiment descriptions. I liked the story of Tyrone and his road to success. What I didn't like is the grossness of a few images and descriptions. I think that some things are really gross and disturbing. Some people will not mind these pictures, but it is something to know about. Despite all of these small problems, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to protect nature. This book will appeal to these people a lot. Overall, I would rate this book an eight out of ten, because the disturbing facts and pictures brought it down a little. Read this book. It is a great story and I know that you will just love it.

Review written by Sean (7th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of The Frog Scientist for this review.

Have you read The Frog Scientist? How would you rate it?

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