One Tiny Treefrog: A Countdown to Survival

By Tony Piedra, Mackenzie Joy

The red-eyed treefrog of the Costa Rican rainforest stars in this colourful, strikingly illustrated countdown book, which is both a captivating read-aloud and an informative resource.

Deep in the tropical forest of Costa Rica, ten sticky frog eggs cling to a leaf. Only nine eggs hatch. Only eight tadpoles wind up in the water below. What will it take to survive the countdown to adulthood and begin the cycle again? This beautifully designed, vibrant introduction to frog metamorphosis peeks at this animal’s habitats and predators as it explores competition and natural selection. Back matter invites budding naturalists to discover even more treefrog facts, revisit the pages to spot other Costa Rican species and check out a bibliography.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 4+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529509694
  • Published: 02 Mar 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 250 x 270 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'Explore frog metamorphosis as never before!' Armadillo Magazine

'A unique work of non-fiction for Early Years.' CLPE’s February's New Books Round-Up, CLPE

'A stunning, bold mix of fact and fiction […] What appears on the surface to be a fairly simple picture book, is in reality a pleasantly multi-faceted text and would be an excellent addition to any Key Stage 1 library.' The School Librarian

'‘One Tiny Treefrog’ is both beautiful and informative. For younger children, it offers a lively counting down book as ten tiny tadpoles fight to survive in the tropical rainforest; for older children, it offers plenty of scientific information about life cycles, habitats, predators and prey, including Latin classifications… A real must-have!' Through the Bookshelf

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